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Judy Wu and Elisabeth Armstrong
Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Other History | Women's History
This dissertation explores transnational networks of women’s resistance against imperialism. It analyzes how the Communist Vietnamese women resisters and revolutionaries reached out to and collaborated with radical women in France and in the United States, countries that intended and failed to impose imperial control after World War Two. On the French side, this work focuses on the Vietnamese connection with the Union des Femmes Françaises (French Women's Union). This leftist organization was instrumental in the creation of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF), an understudied yet vast anti-colonial platform that gathered women of all races and classes from eighty countries. On the American side, it looks at how Vietnamese women influenced the militarization of women from radical mixed-gender factions, specifically in the Chicano and the Asian American movements, thanks to a great understanding of racial discrimination in the United States. In centering the voices and leadership of the Vietnamese Communist women in the fight against imperialism, this dissertation illustrates that all these women were part of the same transracial and transnational historical narrative of political activism.
Broussan, Adeline, "Grassroots Diplomacy, Warrior Femininity, and Intersectional Sisterhood during the French and American Wars in Vietnam (1945-1975)" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations. 2464.
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