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Children of ReunionVietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations$
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Allison Varzally

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630915

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.001.0001

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Living Legacies

Living Legacies

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(p.117) 4 Living Legacies
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Children of Reunion
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Allison Varzally

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.003.0005

This chapter tracks the assimilation of adopted Vietnamese and Amerasians through the 1970s and 1980s amid contested memories about wars in Southeast Asia, conceptions of identity, and ideas of community. It traces how they have interpreted their own histories since the 1990s through social media, memoirs, documentaries, reunions, conferences, and calls to Congress. I doing so, they changed the public’s thinking of the past, exposing a history of racial difference, violence, and dislocation.

Keywords:   Heritage Tourism, Reunion, “Misplaced Baggage”, Vietnamese Adoptee Network, Vietnamese International, DNA, POWs

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