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Tourism and nation building at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

GILLEN, J.
Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapour


Description :
Through the example of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, this article explores the presentation of the “American War” in the construction of nationhood. It has three objectives. First, it illustrates how nation-building in a postcolonial and postimperial context is generated through tourism, specifying how the Communist Party communicates Vietnam to lay international tourist audiences. Tourism's political instrumentality for the party is highlighted here. Second, it shows how the United States is imaginatively constructed to shape Vietnam's identity. Finally, it uses the conclusion to reflect on the implications for the “Asian Century” when considering Vietnam's multifaceted connections to the United States and the West.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 2014, vol. 104, n°. 6, p. 1307-1321, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
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