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Title Burma at the turn of the twenty-first century / edited by Monique Skidmore
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2005]
Honolulu University of Hawaii Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 304 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction Burma at the turn of the twenty-first century / Monique Skidmore -- Part 1: Spirituality, pilgrimage, and economics. The cheaters: journey to the land of the lottery / Guillaume Rozenberg -- Women's practices of renunciation in the age of Sāsana revival / Ingrid Jordt -- The Taungbyon Festival: locality and nation-confronting in the Cult of the 37 Lords / Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière -- Respected grandfather, bless this Nissan: benevolent and politically neutral Bo Bo Gyi / Mandy Sadan -- Part 2: Political and moral legitimation. Buddhist visions of moral authority and modernity in Burma / Juliane Schober -- Sacralizing or demonizing democracy? Aung San Suu Kyi's "personality cult" / Gustaaf Houtman -- The chicken and the scorpion: rumor, counternarratives, and the political uses of Buddhism / Keiko Tosa -- Part 3: Public performance. Writing in a crazy way: literary life in contemporary urban Burma / Jennifer Leehey -- "But princes jump!": performing masculinity in Mandalay / Ward Keeler -- Who's performing what? State patronage and the tranformation of Burmese music / Gavin Douglas -- Part 4: The domestic domain. The future of Burma: children are like jewels / Monique Skidmore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ethnology -- Burma.
Myanmar -- Politics and government -- 1962-1988.
Myanmar -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Myanmar -- Social conditions.
Myanmar -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Skidmore, Monique.
University of Hawaii (System). Press.
ISBN 0824861728 (electronic bk.)
9780824861728 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI University of Hawaii Press collection