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Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations

Allison Varzally


This book examines the migrations of Vietnamese adoptees and Amerasians since 1965 to answer questions about gendered power relations, obligations to refugees, and constructions of family during an era when U.S. immigration laws elevated the importance of family as a category of entry and anxieties about the consequences of U.S. global interventions intensified. A desire to redeem defeat in Vietnam, faith in conventional forms of kinship, and commitment to capitalism guided American efforts on behalf of Vietnamese children and young adults. However Vietnamese migrants countered these gestures, ... More

Keywords: Amerasian, Adopted, Vietnam Wars, Refugee, Responsibility, Transnational, Memory, Veteran, Family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630915
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Varzally, author
California State University, Fullerton