Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sociology and University Honors
United States -- Relations -- Indochina, Indochina -- Relations -- United States, Military history -- Indochina, Political culture -- United States, Imperialism, Capitalism -- Political aspects -- United States
I interrogate the colonial and neo-colonial histories of the U.S. wars on Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos within the context of racialized and gendered labor accumulation, the production of difference through violence as a legitimation of colonial extraction, and ongoing neoliberal economic coercion. I examine genocide and ecocide as interdependent processes in the production of dependency and underdevelopment. I reject a common narrative of temporal and spatial disconnection which separates the wars from current economics and examine the violences which both produce and result from an economy based on growth.
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Gregg, Aiden, "Examining the U.S. Wars on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia as the Production of Neo-Colonialism" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 958.