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Buddha Is HidingRefugees, Citizenship, the New America$
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Aihwa Ong

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229983

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229983.001.0001

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Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?

Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?

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(p.252) (p.253) Chapter 10 Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?
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Buddha Is Hiding
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Aihwa Ong

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0011

This chapter discusses the changing ethnic composition of California. It demonstrates how theorizing about Asian Americanism has been surpassed by the new demographics of globalization. It then studies the progressive incorporation of Asia into the economy of the West Coast and introduces the term the capitalization of citizenship. The chapter concludes with a section on the protection of individual rights and the role of the state in shaping the conditions of class struggles and the distribution of social rights.

Keywords:   ethnic composition, California, Asian Americanism, globalization, capitalization, citizenship, individual rights, class struggles, social rights

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