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Cultural politics and the appropriation of Theravada Buddhism in contemporary Burma (Myanmar)

Philp, Janette. 2004, Cultural politics and the appropriation of Theravada Buddhism in contemporary Burma (Myanmar), Ph.D. thesis, School of Social and International Studies, Deakin University.


Title Cultural politics and the appropriation of Theravada Buddhism in contemporary Burma (Myanmar)
Author Philp, Janette.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Social and International Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2004
Keyword(s) Burma - Politics and government
Theravāda Buddhism - Burma
Buddhism and state - Burma
Burma - Religion
Burma - Ethnic relations
Summary In Burma, under the State Peace and Development Council, Burmese culture and Theravada Buddhism have become conjoined, the distinctions between the sacred and the secular have become blurred, and the political and the cultural have become intertwined, as the military regime seeks to legitimate its political power and authority.
Language eng
Description of original xviii, 372 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.9591
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026814

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