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Who's Counting? Ethnicity, Belonging, and the National Census in Burma/Myanmar

Ferguson, Jane


Partially rooted in British colonial ethnology and administration, the ethnic categories of the 2014 Myanmar census have attracted controversy, particularly from representatives of non-Burman political organizations. The categories themselves, as well as the bureaucratic exercise of the census, have a complex genealogy which offers considerable insight into understanding the contemporary situation. Drawing from Hirschman�s theory that the study of measurements of ethnicity is a unique resource...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania)
DOI: 10.1163/22134379-17101022


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