9780822352396-0822352397-The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780822352396
ISBN-10: 0822352397
Author: Nguyen, Mimi Thi
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822352396
ISBN-10: 0822352397
Author: Nguyen, Mimi Thi
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nguyen, Mimi Thi wrote The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) comprising 296 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822352397 and 9780822352396. Since then The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In The Gift of Freedom, Mimi Thi Nguyen develops a new understanding of contemporary United States empire and its self-interested claims to provide for others the advantage of human freedom. Bringing together critiques of liberalism with postcolonial approaches to the modern cartography of progress, Nguyen proposes "the gift of freedom" as the name for those forces that avow to reverence aliveness and beauty, and to govern an enlightened humanity, while producing new subjects and actions—such as a grateful refugee, or enduring war—in an age of liberal empire. From the Cold War to the global war on terror, the United States simultaneously promises the gift of freedom through war and violence and administers the debt that follows. Focusing here on the figure of the Vietnamese refugee as the twice-over target of the gift of freedom—first through war, second through refuge—Nguyen suggests that the imposition of debt precludes the subjects of freedom from escaping those colonial histories that deemed them "unfree." To receive the gift of freedom then is to be indebted to empire, perhaps without end.

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