Living Silence

Politics in Contemporary Asia
Burma Under Military Rule
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Through this wide-ranging survey of Burmese society, we begin to understand what it means to be governed by a repressive military dictatorship. We also learn about the innovative forms of resistance of some courageous Burmese. Christina Fink explores the remarkable range of strategies and techniques which the military regime has used to maintain itself in power. She presents the political history of the country since independence in 1948, and a wide diversity of people and communities -students, soldiers, religious figures, the artistic community, and political prisoners. She concludes by examining the internationalisation of Burma's politics.
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Table of Contents:
- List of Illustrations
- Acknowledgements
- Author's Note
- Glossary
- Acronyms
- Maps
- Introduction
- Historical Legacies
- The Ne Win Years, 1962-88
- Breaking the Silence, 1988-90
- Military Rule Continues
- Families: Fostering Conformity
- Communities: Going with the Flow
- The Military: A Life Sentence
- Prison: 'Life University'
- Education: Floating Books and Bathroom Tracts
- The Artistic Community: In the Dark, Every Cat is Black
- Religion and Magic: Disappearing Jewels and Poltergeists
- The Internationalization of Burma's Politics
- Conclusion: A Different Burma
- Notes
- Bibliography
- Index
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This new, thoroughly updated, edition of Christina Fink's acclaimed account gives powerful insights into the life of ordinary Burmese people. Through extensive interviews conducted inside and outside the country she builds a richly textured picture of how people cope with their daily life -- and some innovative forms of resistance. In recent years, international engagement with Burma has grown. Increasing numbers of Burmese live and work abroad. Can the regime sustain itself in the face of the economic deterioration at home? The brutal repression of demonstrations in 2007 was a desperate response to a political opposition better informed and more united than ever before. This is a book anyone with an interest in Burma needs to read.
Autor: Christina Fink
Christina Fink is a Program Associate and Lecturer at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute and Program Coordinator and Lecturer: in the Foreign Affairs Training Program, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Honorary Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Hong Kong.

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Autor: Christina Fink
ISBN-13 :: 9781848132726
ISBN: 1848132727
Verlag: Zed Books
Gewicht: 406g
Seiten: 286
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2nd ed.
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch
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