The Cultural Work of Anticommunism in the San Diego Vietnamese American Community

  title={The Cultural Work of Anticommunism in the San Diego Vietnamese American Community},
  author={Thuy Vo Dang},
  journal={Amerasia Journal},
  pages={64 - 86}
  • T. Dang
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Sociology
  • Amerasia Journal
This paper examines community and identity formation among first-generation Vietnamese Americans in San Diego in relation to discourses and practices around anticommunism. I offer an ethnographic analysis of the community events, programs, and announcements of a first-generation Vietnamese American community organization in San Diego in order to understand how individuals within the organization construct a cong dong (community) around the discourse of anticommunism. 

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