Was it for my thesis that I purchased this book or was it for a class that I took? Globalization is the standard operating procedure now, people and families do what they need to do to make their money and live their comfortable and sometimes excessive lifestyles. The mighty dollar has priority over democracy. For instance, how are differentiated and competing notions of citizenship in the United States emerging within a dominant frame of American neoliberalism? What are the subjectivities associated with being stuck in particular U. Global capital and population flows have intensified the localization of resident minorities within the reconfigured political economy and have thus reinforced a citizenship patterning of whiteness and blackness in a more institutionalized sense than has been allowed for in studies of race.

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She was visiting lecturer at Hampshire College —84 before joining the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley — present.

She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for the study of sovereignty and citizenship and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation for the Social Science Research Council. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology in She continues to teach, publish, and lecture internationally.

Ong approaches research from vantage points outside or athwart the United States. This angle of inquiry unsettles and troubles stabilized viewpoints and units of analysis in the social sciences, such as gender, class, citizenship, cities, sovereignty and the nation-state. Her current work focuses on regimes of governing, technology, and culture that shape new meanings and practices of the human in an emerging global region.

Her field research shifts between Singapore and China in order to track emerging global hubs for biotechnical experiments with genomic science in contemporary East Asia. Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate, ed.

Chen , Duke University Press, Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar, ed. Collier, Blackwell Publishers, London: Routledge James Banks, Wiley, Archived from the original PDF on February 22, Retrieved October 20,


Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality

Aihwa Ong. Grappling with the meanings of citizenship in late capitalism, Ong coins the term "flexible citizenship" to refer to the cultural logics of capitalist accumulation, travel, and displacements that induce subjects to respond fluidly and opportunistically to changing political-economic conditions p. Far from being constructed only out of the identity politics or agency enacted by Chinese subjects, these cultural logics and interrelated economic rationalities are shaped by the nation-state, the market, and the family. The three regimes, however, do not weigh equally.


Flexible citizenship

Her inquiry explores how assemblages of technology, politics and cultures crystallize emerging contexts of globality. She has published on a range of subjects: female labor in runaway factories; Asian immigrants in the United States; neoliberal norms in China; and Asian mega cities. More recently, she studies how Asian life science projects, and Chinese experimental art, respectively, mediate and transform global flows. She has lectured internationally and been invited to the World Economic Forum. Her writings are translated into European and Asian languages. Profile As a foreign-born anthropologist, Aihwa Ong has always approached research from vantage points outside or athwart the United States.

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