By Aihwa Ong
In her prior e-book, Flexible Citizenship, anthropologist Aihwa Ong wrote of elite Asians shuttling around the Pacific. This parallel examine tells the very varied tale of "the different Asians" whose path takes them from refugee camps to California's inner-city and high-tech enclaves. In Buddha Is Hiding we see those refugees changing into new citizen-subjects via a twin strategy of being-made and self-making, balancing non secular salvation and entrepreneurial values as they undergo and undermine, take up and deflect conflicting classes approximately welfare, paintings, drugs, gender, parenting, and mass tradition. attempting to carry directly to the values of kin and residential tradition, Cambodian american citizens still usually think that "Buddha is hiding." Tracing the entangled paths of negative and wealthy Asians within the American country, Ong increases new questions about the shape and which means of citizenship in an period of globalization.
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Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Aihwa Ong