Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America / Edition 1

Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America / Edition 1

by Aihwa Ong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520238249

ISBN-13: 9780520238244

Pub. Date: 09/04/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Buddha Is Hiding tells the story of Cambodian Americans experiencing American citizenship from the bottom up. Based on extensive fieldwork in Oakland and San Francisco, this study puts a human face on the impact of U.S. institutions -- medical, social welfare, judicial, religious, and economic -- on refugees who are negotiating a strange new culture.  See more details below

Overview

Buddha Is Hiding tells the story of Cambodian Americans experiencing American citizenship from the bottom up. Based on extensive fieldwork in Oakland and San Francisco, this study puts a human face on the impact of U.S. institutions -- medical, social welfare, judicial, religious, and economic -- on refugees who are negotiating a strange new culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520238244
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
987,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction: Government and Citizenship1
1Land of No More Hope25
2A Hilton in the Border Zone48
3The Refugee as an Ethical Figure69
4Refugee Medicine: Attracting and Deflecting the Gaze91
5Keeping the House from Burning Down122
6Refugee Love as Feminist Compassion142
7Rescuing the Children168
8The Ambivalence of Salvation195
9Guns, Gangs, and Doughnut Kings229
10Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?253
Afterword: Assemblages of Human Needs275
Notes287
Index323

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