Corpus ID: 162527314
Communities of interpretation in the study of religion in Burma
Published 30 April 2008
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Abstract The paper delineates stages in the interpretation of religion in Burma. Beginning with colonial constructions, the discussion moves to subsequent studies in anthropology and history from…
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This overview looks at the field of religion in Burmese studies from the perspective of practices that are relatively neglected, such as spirit cults. It argues that the overwhelming bias toward…
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This article responds to recent calls to consider how religion is defined and deployed in and about Myanmar. Discussing local Pentecostal efforts to evangelise to Buddhists in contemporary Yangon, it…
The 2008 constitution of Burma (or Myanmar) ostensibly protects religious freedom, yet Buddhism has always had a special position. Research on religion in general, much less religious freedom…
It is argued that this model provides support for a two-dimensional distinction between great and little traditions, shedding light on decades-old theoretical debates, and suggests that research on religiosity may be blinded to a crucial dimension of religious life.
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