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Place, memory, and identity in the Vietnamese diaspora

Thomas, Mandy


This thesis traces the twin themes of place and memory in the lives of a displaced people who experience life in Australia through the life left behind. This study begins with the notion that identity is spatially encoded , and that the modes of defining the self are physically and metaphorically grounded in space. The ongoing relationship with Vietnam connects people through time and space with a mythologised place that lies within the landscape of memory but has existential immediacy. I...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-22
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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