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Gendered Rumours and the Muslim Scapegoat in Myanmar's Transition

McCarthy, Gerard; Menager, Jacqueline


Since 2012 Myanmar has experienced recurrent waves of religiously imbued violence. Violence has been both physical and symbolic. Symbolic violence has included the popularisation of the belief that Muslim men are the primary threat to Buddhist women, and by extension, the body politic of Myanmar. This article draws on ethnographic research and theory on rumours and nationalism to show how colonial era social and legal processes have been drawn on to establish Muslim men as the scapegoats for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Asia
DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1304563


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