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Title Citizenship, nationalism and refugeehood of Rohingyas in Southern Asia / Nasreen Chowdhory, Biswajit Mohanty, editors
Published [Singapore] : Springer, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 235 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Intro -- Foreword -- Rohingyas in the Age of Global "Mobility Crisis" -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Editors and Contributors -- Abbreviations -- 1 Contextualizing Citizenship, Nationalism and Refugeehood of Rohingya: An Introduction -- Introduction -- The Making of "The Palestine of the Farther East" -- "The Sovereign Is the Problem" -- "Genealogy of Citizenship" -- Citizenship and Nationalism -- Structure of the Book -- References -- 2 National Identity and Conceptualization of Nationalism Among Rohingya -- Nation and Nationalism -- Situating National Identity
Displacement, Exile and Identity Flux -- Nationalism and Construction of Burmese Identity in Post-colonial Burma -- Articulation of Rohingya as "Rakhine Muslim" -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 The Unmaking of Citizenship of Rohingyas in Myanmar -- Introduction -- Citizenship-A Form of Exclusion -- Citizenship in Post-colonial Societies -- Nation Formation as Foundation for Exclusion -- Political Institutions and Religious Majority Dominance -- Citizenship Rights: The Unmaking of Citizens -- Rohingyas and Their Hypothesis -- Rohingyas-A Denial of Citizenship -- Conclusion -- References
4 The Politics of Marginalization and Statelessness of the Rohingyas in India -- Introduction -- From Citizenship to Statelessness: A Historical Overview -- Statelessness Beyond Boundaries: Rohingyas in India -- Nature of Refuge in India -- Politics of Humanitarian Issues and the Debate of Neutrality -- Conclusion -- References -- 5 Understanding Media Portrayal of Rohingya Refugees -- Introduction -- Media and Trust -- News and Representation of the Rohingyas in India -- The Republic TV News and Portrayal of Rohingya Refugees -- Conclusion -- References
6 Being Stateless and Surviving: The Rohingyas in Camps of Bangladesh -- Nascent Borders and the Birth of the Rohingya Crisis Across the Indo-Bangladesh Myanmar Borders -- Statelessness and the Importance of Life in a State or/and State in a Life? -- Gaining Visibility: Narratives of Rohingya from Camps in Bangladesh -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 The Assimilation of Stateless Rohingyas in Bangladesh -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Description of Data and Methodology -- Findings -- Factors Influencing Labour Market Access and Employment Status -- Language Skills -- Education
Prior Job Experience -- Income -- Social Aid and Support -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 8 Rohingya Refugees: Risks and Safety in Bangladesh -- Introduction -- Security Concerns Among Rohingyas -- Risks and Concerns in the Eyes of the Refugee Children -- Current Living Conditions of the Rohingyas -- Security Concerns Among Local Populace -- Planning for the Future -- Choice, Not Chance -- Conclusion -- References -- 9 Women, Conflict and Conflict Reporting: The Deeply Gendered Discourse on the Rohingya Crisis in the News Websites in India -- Introduction -- Chapter Outline
Summary This book provides an in-depth investigation of citizenship and nationalism in connection with the Rohingya community. It analyses the processes of production of statelessness in South Asia in general, and with regard to the Rohingyas in particular. Following the persecution of the Rohingya community in Myanmar (Burma) by the military and the Buddhist militia, a host of texts, mostly descriptive, have examined the historical, political and cultural roots of the genocidal massacre and the flight of its victims to South Asia and South-East Asian countries. The UNHCR reports describe the plight of Rohingyas during and after their journey, while other works focus on the political-economic roots of this ethnic conflict and its consequences for the Rohingyas. To date, very few theoretical insights have been provided on the Rohingya issue. This book seeks to fill that gap, and explores a dialogue between the state and its citizens and non-citizens that results in the production of statelessness. In theoretical terms, the book addresses the construction of citizens and non-citizens on the part of the state, and the process of symbolic othering, achieved through various state practices couched in terms of nationalism. Extensive case studies from India, Myanmar and Bangladesh provide the foundation for a robust theoretical argument. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to students, academics and researchers with a focus on political economy in South Asia in general and/or refugee studies in particular
Notes Includes index
Subject Rohingya (Burmese people) -- South Asia
Refugees -- Burma
Peace studies & conflict resolution.
International humanitarian law.
Population & demography.
Migration, immigration & emigration.
Political Science -- Peace.
Law -- International.
Social Science -- Demography.
Social Science -- Sociology -- General.
Social Science -- Emigration & Immigration.
Rohingya (Burmese people)
South Asia
Form Electronic book
Author Chowdhory, Nasreen, editor
Mohanty, Biswajit, editor.
ISBN 9789811521683