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Political Fragmentation in Southeast Asia

Alternative Nations in the Making

Edited by Vivienne Wee

© 2013 – Routledge

256 pages

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Using a mutidisciplinary approach, this enlightening book brings together political scientists, anthropologists, geographers and sociologists, who provide an analysis of separatist and autonomy movements in Burma, Indonesia, East Timor, Thailand and Laos. Through an examination of these movements, Political Fragmentation in Southeast Asia compares the way they structure their ideologies, tracing how they emerged and highlighting the ways in which these movements gained their strengths.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical Approaches 1. Introduction- Atavism, Ingigenism and Nations of Intent 2. The Construction of Ethnic Minority Nationalisms 3. Contested Identities and Sovereignties on our Political Map Part 2: Burma 4. Burma: A State in Name and not in Fact 5. Displacement and Uncertain Futures: The Internally Displaced Karenni 6. A Nation of Intent: Karen Ethno-nationalism, Nationalisms and Narrations of Nation Part 3: Indonesia 7. The Making and Unmaking of Indonesia 8. Revitalising Custom, Reasserting Sovereignty: Indonesia's Customary Society Movement 9. Constructions of Christian-Muslim Conflist in Ambon 10. Sovereignty, Successor States and Universal Human Rights: The International Structuring of Acehenese Nationalism Part 4: East Timor 11. Reinventing Independent East Timor Lorosae Part 5: The Philippines 12. Saints, Scholars and the Idealised Past in Philippine Muslim Separatism Part 6: Thailand 13. Irredentists or Separatists? Malay-Muslims in South Thailand Part 7: Laos An Imagined Hmong Nation

About the Editor

Vivienne Wee is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Science at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About the Series

Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General