Vernacular refugees : displaced Karen, self-settlement and non-institutional protection in the Thailand-Myanmar borderlands
This thesis addresses the situation of Karen refugees in Mae Sot, a town on Thailand's border with Myanmar. It focuses on the specific case of Buddhist Karen who originate from the Hpa-an plain of Karen State, Myanmar, and who have settled outside the refugee camp system. This study investigates how relations of refuge are socially constructed in an intercultural non-institutional context. Drawing upon life history interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in a number of Mae Sot...[Show more]
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