The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationalism
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Ungrounded Empires by Aihwa Ong
Book DescriptionIn the last two decades, Chinese transnationalism has become a distinctive domain within the new "flexible" capitalism emerging in the Asia-Pacific region. Ungrounded Empires maps this domain as the intersection of cultural politics and global capitalism, drawing on recent ethnographic research to critique the impact of late capitalism's institutions--flexibility, travel, subcontracting, multiculturalism, and mass media--upon transnational Chinese subjectives. Interweaving anthropology and cultural studies with interpretive political economy, these essays offer a wide range of perspectives on "overseas Chinese" and their unique location in the global arena.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415915434
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Privatizing China, Paperback (February 2008)
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Global Assemblages, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Aihwa Ong
Offers an approach to central debates about globalization with chapters written by scholars from across the social sciences. This work examines a range of phenomena that articulate broad structural transformations: technoscience, circuits of exchange, systems of governance, and regimes of ethics or values.
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Author Biography - Aihwa Ong
Aihwa Ong is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Donald Nonini is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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