Experiments in Skin

Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam

Experiments in Skin

Book Pages: 256 Illustrations: 10 illustrations Published: March 2021

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Experiments in Skin is a fully dazzling treatment of the aftermaths of the Vietnam War. Working expertly at the intersection of military history, chemical warfare, modern medical research, race, dermatology, beauty, and skin, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu tells a fascinating and important story about how contemporary Vietnamese beauty culture has arisen from an ugly history of US militarism—the afterlife of warfare in its enduring marks on Vietnamese skin as well as military efforts to heal and even perfect soldiers' skin. Tu renders extraordinary insight into the tightly entwined histories of militarized technology and a rising beauty culture, giving name to whole new territories for analysis.” — Matthew Frye Jacobson, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History, Yale University

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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1177-4 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1066-1
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