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dc.contributor.authorHuynh, Brooke Ly
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T15:48:29Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T15:48:29Z
dc.date.created2014-10-17
dc.date.issued2015-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3726
dc.description.abstractMy internship forced me to think about the self. I interned at the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam. I studied the political divide between Vietnamese nationalism and colonial truth. I was amidst a duality of sameness (the West) and of otherness (the East) in which I found my self-certainty in question. I grew up in the United States speaking the Vietnamese language, where I experienced cultural exchange and societal assimilation. I lived in sameness. While I walked through the bustling, motorcycle-riddled streets in Hanoi, I was a foreigner in my own homeland. I lived in otherness. My presentation will discuss not only the work that I did as a research intern, but it will also highlight my collision with alienation. My narrative will also delve into how Vietnam’s history further shaped my own notion of self.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIdentity as Selfen_US
dc.title.alternativeCan I See Your ID?: Interpreting Self and Society the World Overen_US
dc.date.gradyear2015en_US
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dc.description.panabstractFour continents. Three months. Two visas. One LEAP into the unexpected. From Hudson to Galway, from Cairo to Hanoi we immersed ourselves in landscapes outside of what we knew. Whether addressing self, language, home, or perception, we found our understanding of Identity to be rich, nuanced, and in continual motion. We explored issues of race, art, history, nationality, privilege, and globalization as part of our internship and research experiences. What do we use to define ourselves and others? How influential are these notions in how we interact with our world? Can Identity be defined? Do you have yours? So, what will we see when we see your ID?en_US


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