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The Resource The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam, Paisley Rekdal

The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam, Paisley Rekdal

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The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam
Title
The broken country
Title remainder
on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Paisley Rekdal
Title variation
On trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam
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Language
eng
Summary
The Broken Country uses a violent incident that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2012 as a springboard for examining the long-term cultural and psychological effects of the Vietnam War. To make sense of the shocking and baffling incident--in which a young homeless man born in Vietnam stabbed a number of white men purportedly in retribution for the war--Paisley Rekdal draws on a remarkable range of material and fashions it into a compelling account of the dislocations suffered by the Vietnamese and also by American-born veterans over the past decades. She interweaves a narrative about the crime with information collected in interviews, historical examination of the arrival of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s, a critique of portrayals of Vietnam in American popular culture, and discussions of the psychological consequences of trauma. This work allows us to better understand transgenerational and cultural trauma and advances our still complicated struggle to comprehend the war
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The Broken County explores the cultural and psychological effects of Vietnam on both Southeast Asian refugees and returning U.S. veterans. Rekdal examines the complicated ways in which we struggle to comprehend and memorialize the war
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10582080
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BTCTA
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Rekdal, Paisley
Dewey number
959.7043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.63
LC item number
.R453 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction
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  • Ly, Kiet Thanh
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Mentally ill homeless persons
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
  • War and society
  • War and society
  • Immigrants
  • Crime
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Violence
Target audience
adult
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on trauma, a crime, and the continuing legacy of Vietnam
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The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam, Paisley Rekdal
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"Winner of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, selected by Michael Steinberg"--Cover
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897419
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780820351179
Lccn
2017947226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820351179
  • (OCoLC)981118287
Label
The broken country : on trauma, a crime and the continuing legacy of Vietnam, Paisley Rekdal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Winner of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, selected by Michael Steinberg"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897419
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780820351179
Lccn
2017947226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820351179
  • (OCoLC)981118287

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