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Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era
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Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era

Jessica M. Frazier

Abstract

In 1965, fed up with President Johnson’s refusal to make serious diplomatic efforts to end the Vietnam War, a group of female American peace activists decided to take matters into their own hands by meeting with Vietnamese women to discuss how to end U.S. intervention. While other attempts at women’s international cooperation and transnational feminism have led to cultural imperialism or imposition of American ways on others, Jessica Frazier reveals an instance when American women crossed geopolitical boundaries to criticize American Cold War culture, not promote it. The American women Frazier ... More

Keywords: Antiwar activism, people's diplomacy, feminism, Vietnam War, Cultural imperialism, women’s networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631790
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631790.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica M. Frazier, author
University of Rhode Island