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Rydström, Helle
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Rydström, H. (2007). Proximity and distance: Vietnamese memories of the war with the USA. Anthropological Forum, 17(1), 21-39
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2007 (English)In: Anthropological Forum, ISSN 0066-4677, E-ISSN 1469-2902, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 21-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By employing an intergenerational perspective, this article examines the ways in which memories about the war between Vietnam and the USA are engraved in the social and individual body in a northern Vietnamese rural community. Throughout the 1990s, Vietnam and the USA attempted to improve their postwar relationship. ne current atmosphere of coming to terms with a past of war through coexistence and reconciliation fosters ambivalences and ambiguities in young postwar generations. On the one hand, they have to reconcile themselves to the pain and bitterness caused by the war. On the other, they have to bridge the gap between themselves and their parents and grandparents concerning the extent to which they are able to forget the past and look toward the future', as one national postwar strategy recommends. The article thus highlights the complex ways in which war and postwar generations in local Vietnam attempt to remember and/or forget brutality, sorrow and anger, in order to come to terms with what in Vietnam is referred to as the American War.

Keywords
memories, suffering, reconciliation, violence, Vietnam War
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45960 (URN)10.1080/00664670601168435 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Rydström, H. (2007). The Intersections Between Desires and Violences - Interview with LUM. Lund University: LUM
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2007 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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Place, publisher, year, pages
Lund University: LUM, 2007
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38017 (URN)41245 (Local ID)41245 (Archive number)41245 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Rydström, H. (2006). Masculinity and punishment: Men's upbringing of boys in rural Vietnam. Childhood, 13(3), 329-348
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2006 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 329-348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines men's use of physical punishment when interacting with their sons or grandsons in rural Vietnam. By drawing on two periods of anthropological fieldwork in a northern Vietnamese commune, the article analyses the ways in which violence is informed by, while also perpetually reinforcing, a masculine discourse. Vietnam has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in this spirit virtually all men in the local community disapprove of the use of physical punishment when bringing up boys. However, a father or grandfather occasionally beats his son or grandson when it is deemed necessary to instil discipline in a boy. The article elucidates the ways in which the contradictions between ideals of nonviolent behaviour and actual corporal punishment have fed the construction of certain codes regarding men's beating of boys. Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications.

Keywords
Gender, Masculinity, Vietnam, Violence
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50169 (URN)10.1177/0907568206066355 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Rydström, H. (2006). Sexual desires and 'social evils': Young women in rural Vietnam. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 13(3), 283-301
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2006 (English)In: Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X, E-ISSN 1360-0524, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 283-301Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Vietnam's increased integration into the global market economy entails rapid and dynamic changes that foster new ways of acting, interacting and rendering the world meaningful. This article addresses the ways in which an ongoing process of transformation in contemporary Vietnam is epitomised by the ambivalence and ambiguity with which female sexuality is imbued. Female sexuality is ideally restricted to marriage and motherhood, meaning that females' premarital or extramarital sexual relations tend to be associated with the category of 'social evils' (te nan xa hoi). The category of 'social evils' is vague in definition and was introduced into Vietnamese society by virtue of what was seen as the country's increased involvement in a morally polluted world. By drawing on two periods of fieldwork (1994-1995 and 2000-2001) in a northern rural Vietnamese commune, this article highlights the ways in which female sexuality in a local field site is intertwined with anxieties about the forces of a global and 'poisonous culture' (van hoa doc hai) that may lead young women to transgress moral limits: For example, by having premarital sex. For many rural female adolescents sexuality thus means a need of self-imposed and/or governmentally imposed control in order to guarantee appropriate morality. For others, however, sexuality means the involvement in premarital sexual relations and, hence, a crossing of moral boundaries.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50215 (URN)10.1080/09663690600701053 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Rydström, H. (2005). Bridging Pedagogical Traditions: Educational Traditions in Vietnam and Sweden. Pacific-Asian education, 18: 1, 137-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging Pedagogical Traditions: Educational Traditions in Vietnam and Sweden
2005 (English)In: Pacific-Asian education, ISSN 1019-8725, Vol. 18: 1, p. 137-152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37916 (URN)40406 (Local ID)40406 (Archive number)40406 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Rydström, H. (2005). Moral og 'Normalisering': Funktionshindrede Elever i Vietnamesiske Skoler (Morality and 'Normalization'. Svensk religionshistorisk årsskrift, 14, 182-205
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moral og 'Normalisering': Funktionshindrede Elever i Vietnamesiske Skoler (Morality and 'Normalization'
2005 (English)In: Svensk religionshistorisk årsskrift, ISSN 0283-0302, Vol. 14, p. 182-205Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37907 (URN)40385 (Local ID)40385 (Archive number)40385 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Rydström, H. (2005). Vietnam's Urbane Unge - og ABBA. Copenhagen: Dagbladet Information (Danish national newspaper)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vietnam's Urbane Unge - og ABBA
2005 (Danish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Copenhagen: Dagbladet Information (Danish national newspaper), 2005
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38018 (URN)41246 (Local ID)41246 (Archive number)41246 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Rydström, H. (2004). Female and Male 'Characters': Images of Identification and Self-Identification for Rural Vietnamese Children and Adolescents. In: Lisa Drummond and Helle Rydstrøm (Ed.), Gender practices in contemporary Vietnam: (pp. 74-95). Singapore: Singapore University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Female and Male 'Characters': Images of Identification and Self-Identification for Rural Vietnamese Children and Adolescents
2004 (English)In: Gender practices in contemporary Vietnam / [ed] Lisa Drummond and Helle Rydstrøm, Singapore: Singapore University Press , 2004, p. 74-95Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Gender-related studies on contemporary Vietnam are few in number, and most writing concentrates on socio-economic topics. This book's focus on the fundamental issues of gender roles is a significant contribution. Bruce M. Lockhart, National University of Singapore. Our knowledge of contemporary Vietnamese society is still limited, and studies of gender-related topics are few and far between. This book breaks much New ground on Vietnamese society that it will be of interest also to Vietnam specialists working on non-gender topics, as well as to non-specialists. Confucianism, colonialism and socialism have all contributed significantly to gender relations in Vietnam. More recently, political and social change associated with modernization and globalization have also had an impact. How do the Vietnamese display their social positions and their identities as male or female? This volume examines negotiations, and transgressions, of gender within Vietnamese society, looking at family, social and work relations, bodily displays, body language and occupation of space. Of special interest is a discussion of sexual harassment in schools and the workplace, and the strategies women adopt to deal with it, the first discussion of this issue by a Vietnamese scholar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2004
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37908 (URN)40386 (Local ID)87-91114-72-1 (ISBN)978-9-9716-9282-7 (ISBN)40386 (Archive number)40386 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Rydström, H. & Drummond, L. (2004). Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam. Singapore: Singapore University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam
2004 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

      Gender-related studies on contemporary Vietnam are few in number, and most writing concentrates on socio-economic topics. This book's focus on the fundamental issues of gender roles is a significant contribution. Bruce M. Lockhart, National University of Singapore. Our knowledge of contemporary Vietnamese society is still limited, and studies of gender-related topics are few and far between. This book breaks much New ground on Vietnamese society that it will be of interest also to Vietnam specialists working on non-gender topics, as well as to non-specialists. Confucianism, colonialism and socialism have all contributed significantly to gender relations in Vietnam. More recently, political and social change associated with modernization and globalization have also had an impact. How do the Vietnamese display their social positions and their identities as male or female? This volume examines negotiations, and transgressions, of gender within Vietnamese society, looking at family, social and work relations, bodily displays, body language and occupation of space. Of special interest is a discussion of sexual harassment in schools and the workplace, and the strategies women adopt to deal with it, the first discussion of this issue by a Vietnamese scholar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2004. p. 274
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37901 (URN)40365 (Local ID)87-91114-72-1 (ISBN)978-8-7911-1472-4 (ISBN)40365 (Archive number)40365 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Rydström, H. (2004). Genus och funktionshinder i Vietnam - Interview. Linköping: Lite Nytt (Linköping University paper)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genus och funktionshinder i Vietnam - Interview
2004 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Linköping: Lite Nytt (Linköping University paper), 2004
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38020 (URN)41248 (Local ID)41248 (Archive number)41248 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
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