Subject: Identity

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Everyday Justice in Myanmar: Challenges and Experiences in the Political Transition

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By Helene Maria Kyed  This volume explores how ordinary people in present-day Myanmar obtain justice and resolve disputes and crimes in a time of radical transition in government, politics, society, economy, etc. Its empirical questions serve as a lens to analyze the wider dynamics of state making, the role of identity politics, and the constitution […]

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Contesting Visions of the Lao Past: Lao Historiography at the Crossroads

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**Christopher E. Goscha & Soren Ivarsson 2003 While the birth of any nation is always more complicated than official historiographies purport, the complex positioning of Laos at the crossroads of a wide range of historical, geographical and cultural currents makes this particularly true. It is well known that Laos’ emergence as a modern nation-state in […]

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In Search of Chin Identity: A Study in Religion, Politics and Ethnic Identity in Burma

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Lian H. Sakhong 2003 Prior to British annexation in 1896, Chinram was an independent country ruled by traditional tribal and local chiefs. Annexation saw the land divided between India and Burma and Chin society abruptly transformed, not least by the arrival of Christian missionaries. The conversion of the Chin to Christianity from traditional locally based […]

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Mobile Citizens: French Indians in Indochina, 1858-1954

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Natasha Pairaudeau 2016 When France laid claim to the territories which became French Indochina, its beleaguered trading posts on the east coast of India gained a new purpose, sending Indians to help secure and administer its newest possessions and to assist in their commercial expansion. The migrants were among those peoples of France’s overseas empire […]

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