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Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780520229983
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0011
Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?

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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

Chapter.  9642 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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