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Islam and the State in Myanmar : Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging (Hardcover)

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This volume explores the relation between Islam, Buddhism, and the state in Myanmar from both an empirical and a comparative perspective. It provides an informed response to contemporary issues facing the Muslim communities of Myanmar furthering knowledge of the interaction between state institutions, government policies and Muslim communities of the past and the present.This volume aims to provide scholarly insights into Islam and Buddhism in Myanmar, to emphasize the inherent diversity within and among Muslim communities, and to bring a scholarly perspective and insight into the complex issues raised by the position of Muslims in Myanmar. It brings together experts in the field from a diverse array of disciplinesareligious studies, international relations, political science, history, Islamic studies, law and anthropology. The volume is focused around the themes of colonialism and the state; the everyday experiences of Muslims; and the challenges of violence and security.
Number of Pages: 345
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Islamic Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2016
TCIN: 50647058
UPC: 9780199461202
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4888
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