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Reconciling contradictions: Buddhist-Muslim violence, narrative making and memory in Myanmar

Abstract:

Myanmar has been the site of serious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities. This article presents findings from a research project convened to better understand the production of this violence. Based on interviews with 78 residents of six cities, we find a narrative that presents Islam in general and Muslims in Myanmar as an existential threat to “race and religion” and a personal threat to individuals and communities. This narrative is reinforced by three inter-related sets of arg...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00472336.2017.1290818

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Department:
St Antonys College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Contemporary Asia Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
376-395
Publication date:
2017-03-02
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EISSN:
1752-7554
ISSN:
0047-2336
Pubs id:
pubs:686960
URN:
uri:a6f661c0-cce2-48fe-9816-19eed6cb5dc4
UUID:
uuid:a6f661c0-cce2-48fe-9816-19eed6cb5dc4
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pubs:686960

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