Corpus ID: 43744568
The Authorization of Religio-political Discourse: Monks and Buddhist Activism in Contemporary Myanmar and Beyond
Published 1 December 2016
Politics and Religion
Abstract Through the example of contemporary Buddhist nationalist groups in Myanmar, this article draws attention to the cultural authorization of religio-political discourse. The symbolic power of a…
This article addresses Buddhist militarism by exploring monastic-military ritual interactions during the Sri Lankan civil war, lasting from 1983 to 2009. Much has been written on the importance of…
Politics and Religion
Abstract Scholars engaged in debates about the use of public reason often view religious arguments as being out of bounds. Yet the real-world impact of religious discourse remains under-explored.…
Abstract Between 2010 and 2015, as Myanmar transitioned from authoritarian rule to a more liberal and democratic state, its Muslim population increasingly faced hate speech and violence. This article…
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