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Author Farzana, Kazi Fahmida, author.

Title Memories of Burmese Rohingya refugees : contested identity and belonging / Kazi Fahmida Farzana
Edition 1st edition 2017
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; List of Figures ; List of Tables ; List of Diagram ; List of Pictures ; List of Maps ; List of Drawings ; Chapter 1: Introduction; Identity: Citizenship and Multiculturalism; Citizenship: A Theoretical Debate; The Leftist Theory of Citizenship; The New Right on Citizenship; The Theory of Multiculturalism; Mechanisms of Multiculturalism; National Identity: Ethnicity and Ethnic Policy in Myanmar; The Rohingya Question in Myanmar's Ethnic Policy Context; Detailed Approach and Method of the Book; Interviews; Focus Group Discussions
Ethnographic Observation Notes; References; Chapter 2: The Historical and Politico-Military Context of the Border; Preamble; Historical Background: The Identity Construction of the Rohingya; Pre-colonial Period; Colonial Period; State-Imposed Boundaries in Shaping Identity; State Exclusionary Policy Through Constitutional Changes; Militarization and Counter-Insurgency Operations; State Exclusionary Policy Through Citizenship Laws; Notes; References; Chapter 3: The Refugee Problem from an Official Account; Preamble; The Myanmar Government's Perspective; What Is the Bone of Contention?
The Solutions or Obstacles to This ProblemThe Bangladesh Government's Perspective; What Is the Bone of Contention?; Bilateral Agreements and (In)voluntary Repatriations; (In)voluntary Repatriation; The Solutions or Obstacles to This Problem; The UN Perspective; How Does the UN Look at the Rohingya Refugee Problem?; What Solution Do They Offer?; State's Exclusionary Policy: A Critique; Notes; References; Chapter 4: Reconstructions of Social Memory by Refugees; Preamble; The Past: Social Memory of Violence and Struggle for Life; Abuses Related to Denial of Citizenship Rights
Restrictions on Movement Forced Labor; Heavy Taxes on Marriage; False Accusation; Confiscation of Land and Property; Destruction of Religious Settlements; Eviction from Land and Villages; Forced Relocation to Certain Specific Areas; Physical Torture (on Men and Women); Settlement of Buddhist Settlers; Conflict with Rakhines; Threat; Fear; Denial of Basic Needs and Services; Denial of Education; Food Shortage; Denial of Jobs; Insufficient and Expensive Medical Treatment; Military Operations and Interference in Everyday Life; Military Operations
Military Interference in Everyday LifeThe Present: Social Memory and Individuals' Lived Experience in Bangladesh; Access to Rights and Entitlements as Citizens; Fear of Forced Repatriation; Fear of Punishment; Harassment by Villagers; Harassment by Camp Authorities; Harassment by Village Authorities; Females Are Vulnerable to Harassment; Conflicts/Quarrels Among Rohingyas; Access to Basic Needs and Services; Food, Wood, and Shelter; Insufficient or Zero Medical Treatment; Insufficient Education Opportunity for Future Generation
Summary This book provides a critical analysis of the Rohingya refugees' identity building processes and how this is closely linked to the state-building process of Myanmar as well as issues of marginalization, statelessness, forced migration, exile life, and resistance of an ethnic minority. With a focus on the ethnic minority's life at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, the author demonstrates how the state itself is involved in the construction of identity, which it manipulates for its own political purposes. The study is based on original research, largely drawn from fieldwork data. It presents an alternative and endogenous interpretation of the problem in contrast to the exogenous narrative espoused by state institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the media
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Refugees -- Burma
Rohingya (Burmese people) -- Burma
Minorities -- Burma
Social history.
social history.
Politics & government.
Cultural studies.
Social & cultural history.
Migration, immigration & emigration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Rohingya (Burmese people)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137583606