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Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory Scott Laderman

Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory

Scott Laderman

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In Tours of Vietnam, Scott Laderman demonstrates how tourist literature has shaped Americans understanding of Vietnam and projections of United States power since the mid-twentieth century. Laderman analyzes portrayals of Vietnams land, history,MoreIn Tours of Vietnam, Scott Laderman demonstrates how tourist literature has shaped Americans understanding of Vietnam and projections of United States power since the mid-twentieth century. Laderman analyzes portrayals of Vietnams land, history, culture, economy, and people in travel narratives, U.S. military guides, and tourist guidebooks, pamphlets, and brochures. Whether implying that Vietnamese women were in need of saving by manly American military power or celebrating the neoliberal reforms Vietnam implemented in the 1980s, ostensibly neutral guides have repeatedly represented events in ways that favor the global ambitions of the United States.