Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of by Aihwa Ong

By Aihwa Ong

Few fresh phenomena have proved as emblematic of our period, and as little understood, as globalization. Are geographical regions being remodeled through globalization right into a unmarried globalized financial system? Do worldwide cultural forces usher in a postnational millennium? Tying ethnography to structural research, Flexible Citizenship explores such questions with a spotlight at the hyperlinks among the cultural logics of human motion and on financial and political strategies in the Asia-Pacific, together with the effect of those forces on ladies and kin life.
Explaining how intensified go back and forth, communications, and mass media have created a transnational chinese language public, Aihwa Ong argues that prior reports have mistakenly considered transnationality as inevitably unsafe to the geographical region and feature missed person corporation within the large-scale stream of individuals, pictures, and cultural forces throughout borders. She describes how political upheavals and international markets have brought about Asian traders, particularly, to mix options of migration and of capital accumulation and the way those transnational topics have come to represent either the fluidity of capital and the strain among nationwide and private identities. Refuting claims in regards to the finish of the geographical region and approximately “the conflict of civilizations,” Ong provides a transparent account of the cultural logics of globalization and an incisive contribution to the anthropology of Asia-Pacific modernity and its hyperlinks to international social change.
This pioneering research of transnational cultural varieties will entice these in anthropology, globalization experiences, postcolonial experiences, historical past, Asian experiences, Marxist conception, and cultural studies.


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