A Chameleon's Fate: Transnational Mixed-race Vietnamese Identities

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The chameleon's fate is an apt metaphor for the lives of mixed-race Vietnamese children, many of whom were born of these kind of brutal cultural contact. In the aftermath of the U.S. war in Southeast Asia, a number of mixed-race children told the story of the war. Though the story of the war is physically signified by these individuals, the meanings produced through mixed-race identity are multiple and unfixed. The fluidity of meaning comes partially through shifting historical and geographical contextualizations of transnational mixed-race identities.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalAmerasia Journal
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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A Chameleon's Fate : Transnational Mixed-race Vietnamese Identities. / Ngô, Fiona I B.

In: Amerasia Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 01.12.2005, p. 51-62.

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