By Aihwa Ong
In her past booklet, Flexible Citizenship, anthropologist Aihwa Ong wrote of elite Asians shuttling around the Pacific. This parallel research tells the very diverse 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 turning into new citizen-subjects via a twin technique of being-made and self-making, balancing non secular salvation and entrepreneurial values as they undergo and undermine, take in and deflect conflicting classes approximately welfare, paintings, medication, gender, parenting, and mass tradition. attempting to carry directly to the values of kin and residential tradition, Cambodian americans still usually suppose that "Buddha is hiding." Tracing the entangled paths of terrible and wealthy Asians within the American kingdom, Ong increases new questions on the shape and that 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