Contesting Indochina (Paperback)

M. Kathryn Edwards

-  

How does a nation come to terms with losing a war-especially an overseas war whose purpose is fervently contested? In the years after the war, how does such a nation construct and reconstruct its identity and values? For the French in Indochina, the stunning defeat at Dien Bien Phu ushered in the violent process of decolonization and a fraught reckoning with a colonial past. Contesting Indochina is the first in-depth study of the competing and intertwined narratives of the Indochina War. It analyzes the layers of French remembrance, focusing on state-sponsored commemoration, veterans' associations, special-interest groups, intellectuals, films, and heated public disputes. These narratives constitute the ideological battleground for contesting the legacies of colonialism, decolonization, the Cold War, and France's changing global status.


Product Details

  • Product code: AYZND
  • ISBN: 9780520288614
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.3cm x 29.9cm
  • Pages: 328
  • Publish date: Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 27

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?