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The Ambivalence of Salvation

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter looks at the loss of Buddhism and the ways Cambodian refugees learned to negotiate cultural rules in order to gain white respectability, which was important for an American success ... More


A Vast Infiltration: Mormonism and the FBI

Matthew Bowman

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From the work of acclaimed authors like the noir novelist James Ellroy to movies like Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, the close connection between Mormons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... More


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