(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Tourism and nation building at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILLEN J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, SINGAPOUR


Through the example of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, this article explores the presentation of the “American War” in the construction of nationhood. It has three objectives. First, it illustrates how nation-building in a postcolonial and postimperial context is generated through tourism, specifying how the Communist Party communicates Vietnam to lay international tourist audiences. Tourism's political instrumentality for the party is highlighted here. Second, it shows how the United States is imaginatively constructed to shape Vietnam's identity. Finally, it uses the conclusion to reflect on the implications for the “Asian Century” when considering Vietnam's multifaceted connections to the United States and the West


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no6 [pp. 1307-1321]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 phot.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.944459

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