Vol. 6, No. 1, NGUYEN Thi Thanh Binh

Contents>> Vol. 6, No. 1 Multiple Reactions to Land Confiscations in a Hanoi Peri-urban Village Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh* * Institute of Anthropology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, 10th Floor, No 1, Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam e-mail: nguyenttbinh[at]yahoo.com DOI: 10.20495/seas.6.1_953 This article examines the impact of urban expansion on a peri-urban village of Hanoi. It seeks to understand how villagers reacted to the decision by Hanoi city to take their agricultural land for urban projects. By exploring the forms of land protest adopted in this community and the diverse factors that shaped reactions in this particular case, the article contributes to the literature on responses to […]

Vol. 5, No. 2, Ken MACLEAN

Contents>> Vol. 5, No. 2  History Reformatted: Vietnam’s Great Famine (1944–45) in Archival Form Ken MacLean* * Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 950 Main Street, Clark University, Worcester MA, 01610, USA e-mail: kmaclean[at]clarku.edu DOI: 10.20495/seas.5.2_187 The number and types of memory projects in Vietnam have proliferated rapidly since the mid-1990s. These projects, most of them intensely local in focus, reconfigure selective aspects of different “pasts” for strategic use in the present. Government-approved memory projects exhibit similar patterns. However, some of them openly diverge from official narratives of patriotic resistance. The project featured in this essay—the creation of an archive to document the Great Famine (1944–45) by a joint […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Trinh Ly Khanh

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Trade Union Organizing Free from Employers’ Interference: Evidence from Vietnam Trinh Ly Khanh* * Trịnh Khánh Ly, Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law, Ghent University, 4 9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: lykhanh.trinh[at]ugent.be In recent years, Vietnamese trade unions have made considerable strides in trade union organizing. However, studies show that workplace trade unions are generally dominated and controlled by employers. Increasing labor unrest, particularly in the private sector, reveals the failure of trade union organizing and operation in Vietnam. This article aims to provide a picture of trade union organizing as conducted by the communist Vietnamese trade union system in the private sector, particularly […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Simon Benedikter

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 Extending the Hydraulic Paradigm: Reunification, State Consolidation, and Water Control in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta after 1975 Simon Benedikter* * Previously Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany. Presently, the author is based in Hanoi where he works as a policy advisor in the field of environment and natural resources. e-mail: simon.benedikter[at]web.de As vividly depicted by James Scott (1998), environmental transformation and the utilization of natural resources for development have, in modern human history, often been driven by the high-modernist world views of (authoritarian) governments. In this context, environmental historians ascribe a powerful role to (hydraulic) engineers as agents of ecological and social transformation. […]

Vol. 1, No. 3, Yasuko YOSHIMOTO

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 3 A Study of the Hồi giáo Religion in Vietnam: With a Reference to Islamic Religious Practices of Cham Bani Yasuko Yoshimoto* * 吉本康子, National Museum of Ethnology, 10-1 Senri-Expo Park, Suita-city, Osaka 565-8511, Japan e-mail: yoshimotoysk[at]hotmail.co.jp This paper examines Hồi giáo, a state-recognized religion translated as “Islam” in Vietnam, and will focus on the Islamic religious practices of the Cham Bani, one of two groups of Muslims in Vietnam. While it is recognized that diverse Islamic religious practices have taken root in various areas, there is a tendency to view religious practices such as the Quran recital, Ramadan, Salat, and so on, with a sweeping […]


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