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Hess, Julia Meredith
Immigrant ambassadors : citizenship and belonging in the Tibetan diaspora / Julia Meredith Hess
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E184.T53 H47 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Tibetans -- United States -- Ethnic identity
Tibetans -- India -- Ethnic identity
Refugees, Tibetan -- History
Citizenship -- Social aspects -- United States
Politics and culture
Physical Description xv, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-259) and index
Contents Locating the Tibetan diaspora in a world of nation-states -- Tibet in diaspora : locating the homeland from the margins of exile -- India, New Mexico, and the specter of Tibet : on the trail of the Tibetan diaspora -- "Tibetanness" where there is no Tibet : culture in a world of nation-states -- Refugees to citizens, Tibetans, and the State -- Expanding the diaspora, transforming Tibetanness -- The Tibetan-U.S. Resettlement Project : the lottery, the "lucky 1,000" and immigrant ambassadors -- Tibetans in India : deterritorialized culture, occidental longing, and global imaginaries -- Tibetans in the United States -- A new home in diaspora : the first years of the TUSRP, 1992-1996 -- "Culture is your base camp" : Tibetans in New Mexico, youth, and cultural identity -- Statelessness and the state : the meanings of citizenship -- Conclusion : Tibetans in the new world

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