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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415915434
ISBN-10: 0415915430
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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