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Buddha Is Hiding - Refugees, Citizenship, and the New America.

Author: Aihwa Ong
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, Sept. 2003.
Series: California Series in Public Anthropology, vol. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : English
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Fleeing the murderous Pol Pot regime, Cambodian refugees arrive in America as at once the victims and the heroes of America's misadventures in Southeast Asia; and their encounters with American  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aihwa Ong
ISBN: 9780520229983 0520229983
OCLC Number: 760606444
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional; University of California Press.
Description: 368 s. : illustrations ; 23. 500 x 16. 900 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Government and Citizenship PART I. IN POL POT TIME 1. Land of No More Hope 2. A Hilton in the Border Zone PART II. GOVERNING THROUGH FREEDOM 3. The Refugee as an Ethical Figure 4. Refugee Medicine: Attracting and Deflecting the Gaze 5. Keeping the House from Burning Down 6. Refugee Love as Feminist Compassion 7. Rescuing the Children PART III. CHURCH AND MARKETPLACE 8. The Ambivalence of Salvation 9. Guns, Gangs, and Doughnut Kings PART IV. RECONFIGURATIONS OF CITIZENSHIP 10. Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners? Afterword: Assemblages of Human Needs Notes Index
Series Title: California Series in Public Anthropology, vol. 5.

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