Beyond ‘Propaganda’: Images and the moral citizen in late-socialist Vietnam

  title={Beyond ‘Propaganda’: Images and the moral citizen in late-socialist Vietnam},
  author={Susan Bayly},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1526 - 1595}
  • Susan Bayly
  • Published 23 January 2020
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract This article forges connections between two vibrant areas of current research within and beyond Asian studies: visual anthropology and the anthropology of morality and ethics. Its focus is on achieving moral citizenship as represented in Vietnam's visually spectacular capital, Hanoi, and on images as active and morally compelling, not mere reflections of the challenges of late-socialist marketization. The case of Vietnam compares intriguingly with other contexts where visuality has… 
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