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Title
Oral History of Alex Pham
Creator
Pham, Alex
Contributor
Stavros, Emily
Date Created and/or Issued
2012-02-15
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
Copyrighted
This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
Description
Scope/Content: An oral history with Alex Pham, a Vietnamese refugee who came to America in 1975. This interview focuses mainly on Alex Pham’s personal experience of coming and adapting to America. He discusses growing up in Portland, Oregon and how the American culture differs from the Vietnamese culture.
Scope/Content: “Vietnamese American Experience” examines Vietnamese American identities and communities through a sustained critique of United States imperialism and analysis of the wars in Southeast Asia, which spurned the mass migration of over 1 million Vietnamese to America since the 1970s. Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarly research, literary works and visual media, this course equips students with a critical and transnational framework for engaging Vietnamese American experiences. We explore how Vietnamese Americans have been made subject to US racial formation before and after their arrival in the US. Most importantly, we seek to understand how they craft their own lives and meanings, their memories of the homeland, as well as their triumphs and struggles to build community. Toward this end, a major component of this course is an oral history project each student will complete with a Vietnamese American elder. Students are trained in oral history methodology and required to conduct and process (transcribe, translate, and index) one oral history interview to donate to the Vietnamese American Oral History Project, which is archived in the UCI Libraries Southeast Asian Archive.
Type
sound
Format
2 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf field notes English; 1 pdf time log English; 2 jpg image files
Extent
01:03:25
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8zr9m
VAOHP0012_P01.JPG
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1655
Language
English
en
Subject
Social worker | Saigon (Vietnam) | Family | Boat People | Refugee camp (Philippines) | Portland, Oregon | College or university | English as a second language (ESL) | Acculturation | Education | Tradition or custom
Time Period
1960-1969
Relation
Vietnamese American Experience Classes Oral Histories, 2012 Winter

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