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Author Ninh, Thien-Huong T., author

Title Race, gender, and religion in the Vietnamese diaspora : the new chosen people / Thien-Huong T. Ninh
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


Description 1 online resource : color illustrations, maps (some color)
Series Christianities of the world
Christianities of the world.
Contents 1. Contextualizing the Research -- 2. The Virgin Mary as the Mother of the Vietnamese Catholic Diaspora -- 3. Vietnamese Catholic Humanitarian Organizations Across U.S.-Cambodia Borders -- 4. The Caodai Mother Goddess in Diasporic Disjunctures -- 5. Structural Hierarchies and Fragments among Vietnamese Caodaists -- 6: Conclusion
Summary This book examines how the racialization of religion facilitates the diasporic formation of ethnic Vietnamese in the U.S. and Cambodia, two communities that have been separated from one another for nearly 30 years. It compares devotion to female religious figures in two minority religions, the Virgin Mary among the Catholics and the Mother Goddess among the Caodaists. Visual culture and institutional structures are examined within both communities. Thien-Huong Ninh invites a critical re-thinking of how race, gender, and religion are proxies for understanding, theorizing, and addressing social inequalities within global contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Vietnamese diaspora -- Social aspects
Vietnamese -- United States -- Religion
Vietnamese -- Cambodia -- Religion
Vietnamese -- United States -- Ethnic identity
Vietnamese -- Cambodia -- Ethnic identity
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Vietnamese -- Ethnic identity
Vietnamese -- Religion
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319571683