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Mum, dad & international relations : a true story about grand theories & ordinary Vietnamese people

Huynh, Kim T.


This thesis examines the tyranny of grand theories and the efficacy of everyday resistance in international relations via alternating politico-biographical accounts of the author's father (Thiết) and mother (Vân). Three grand theories, defined as totalising ideas for emancipation based on a positivist approach to knowledge, are critiqued in the context of the First and Second Indochina Wars and their aftermath. These grand theories are the French civilising mission,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76372d030c0


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