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Book review: Saigon at war: South Vietnam and the global sixties by Heather Marie Stur

Margulies, Ben (2021) Book review: Saigon at war: South Vietnam and the global sixties by Heather Marie Stur. LSE Review of Books (03 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Saigon At War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties, Heather Marie Stur challenges the conventional depiction of South Vietnam as a ‘pawn rather than an actor’, examining its wartime experience by focusing on its civil society, its social groups and activists who demanded a democratic form of government and breathed life into democratic citizenship and national politics. Rather than position this short-lived nation as the backdrop for other actors’ accounts of the wartime era, this book provides a welcome look at an understudied topic and uses vivid anecdotes and portraits to examine South Vietnam’s interior life, writes Ben Margulies. Saigon At War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties. Heather Marie Stur. Cambridge University Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 13:06
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 13:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109146

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