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Author Espiritu Gandhi, Evyn Lê, 1991- author.

Title Archipelago of resettlement : Vietnamese refugee settlers and decolonization across Guam and Israel-Palestine / Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Nước : archipelogics and land/water politics -- Archipelagic history : Vietnam, Palestine, Guam, 1967-75 -- The "new frontier" : settler imperial prefigurations and afterlives of America's war in Vietnam -- Operation New Life : Vietnamese refugees and U.S. settler militarism in Guam -- Refugees in a state of refuge : Vietnamese Israelis and the question of Palestine -- The politics of staying : the permanent/transient temporality of settler militarism in Guam -- The politics of translation : competing rhetorics of return in Israel-Palestine and Vietnam -- Afterword : floating islands : refugee futurities and decolonial horizons.
Summary "From April to November 1975, the U.S. military processed over 112,000 Vietnamese refugees on the unincorporated territory of Guam; from 1977 to 1979, the State of Israel granted asylum and citizenship to 366 non-Jewish Vietnamese refugees. Archipelago of Resettlement analyzes these two cases to theorize what Espiritu Gandhi calls the refugee settler condition: the fraught positionality of refugee subjects whose resettlement in a settler colonial state is predicated upon the unjust dispossession of an Indigenous population. This groundbreaking book traces two forms of critical geography: first, archipelagos of empire, examining how the Vietnam War is linked to U.S. military build-up in Guam and unwavering support of Israel, and second, corresponding archipelagos of resistance, tracing how Chamorro decolonization efforts and Palestinian liberation struggles are connected by through the Vietnamese refugee figure. Thinking through distinct yet overlapping modalities of refugee and Indigenous displacement, Espiritu Gandhi offers tools for imagining emergent forms of decolonial solidarity between refugee settlers and Indigenous peoples"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Refugees -- Guam -- 20th century.
Vietnamese -- Guam -- 20th century.
Refugees -- Israel -- 20th century.
Vietnamese -- Israel -- 20th century.
Settler colonialism -- Political aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Espiritu Gandhi, Evyn Lê, 1991- Archipelago of resettlement Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022] 9780520379657 (DLC) 2021042119
ISBN 9780520976832 (ebook)
9780520379657 (paperback)