Ethnicity, Culture and Religion: Centralisation, Burmanisation and Social Transformation

Violet Cho, David Gilbert

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    Abstract

    Tensions between the rights of ethnic and religious minorities and the state�s often violent vision of belonging have been a defining feature of contemporary Myanmar, continuing under the National League for Democracy (NLD). The political and economic transition has involved reforms that have opened up ethnic and cultural space in some areas, although serious repression continues and has even been expanded in other places. This chapter will explore cleavages related to religious, ethnic and cultural practice in Myanmar, including in relation to broadcast and digital media, education and religious space. It will also look at how minority communities engage with rapidly changing social conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMyanmar: Politics, Economy and Society
    EditorsAdam Simpson and Nicholas Farrelly
    Place of PublicationOxon United Kingdom
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Pages219-233
    Volume1
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780367110444
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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