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Ritual and Magic: Two Diverse Approaches to Inner Healing in the Cambodian American Community

Thomas J. Douglas and Sophon Mam

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents two vignettes that describe how ritual and magic help Cambodian refugees respond to some of the negative social forces of their lives. Both approaches to inner healing involve a ... More


Lost Chapters and Invisible Wars: Hip-Hop and Cambodian American Critique

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on Khmer American rapper Prach Ly, who was identified by both AsiaWeek and Newsweek as Cambodia’s “first MC.” As a practice and a movement born out of civil rights and people of ... More


Growing Up under the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Life Writing

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father (2000) and Chanrithy Him’s When Broken Glass Floats (2000). It analyzes each literary memoir’s historic and contemporary ... More


Illegal Immigrant Acts: Dengue Fever and the Racialization of Cambodian America

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

in A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the ways in which Dengue Fever band centralizes the figure of the immigrant in its performance practice, reading the band within the historical and legal context responsible for ... More


Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Aihwa Ong

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Fleeing the murderous Pol Pot regime, Cambodian refugees arrive in America as at once the victims and the heroes of America's misadventures in Southeast Asia; and their encounters with American ... More


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