The "Other" Karen in Myanmar: Ethnic Minorities and the - download pdf or read online

By Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung

The “Other” Karen in Myanmar seems to be on the “other” or “quiet” minorities, who're participants of ethnic teams linked to famous armed resistance organisations, yet who pursued non-violent techniques to advertise their person and collective pursuits. this is often the 1st in-depth research to discover the lifestyles and actions of the “other” Karen and learn the character of relationships with their “rebel” opposite numbers and the kingdom experts. It additionally discusses different ethnic armed corporations that experience skilled related occasions and assesses their implications for inter-ethnic kinfolk, negotiations with kingdom professionals and political reform.
Most prior reviews have inquisitive about violent facets of ethnic relatives and on ethnic armed businesses, equivalent to the Karen nationwide Union (KNU) in Burma, the Moro Islamic Liberation entrance (MNLF) within the Philippines, and the LTTE in Sri Lanka. even if, even between those minorities that are locked in armed conflicts, nearly all of humans have avoided armed resistance and sought to stay ‘quietly’ past the fight and pursued non-violent methods to advertise their person and collective pursuits within the face of authoritarian, governments.
This research, which sheds gentle at the lives and growing to be political importance of non-armed, non-insurgent individuals of ethnic minorities in Burma, attracts seriously on opinion surveys and open-ended interviews between Karen diaspora (among people who lived at the least two decades in Burma), “quiet Karens” who reside within Burma, KNU officers, team of workers, and infantrymen, and Karen refugees and IDPs who're at present residing in Thai-Burma border components. those interviews, which lined nearly 2 hundred respondents, were carried out for the reason that 2002.
It is principally directed towards social scientists, historians, humanitarian staff, coverage makers, and practitioners, and non-specialist traditional viewers who're attracted to Southeast Asian/Burmese politics and society, comparative politics, id politics, ethnic clash, social routine, clash solution, and political reform.

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