Rethinking Community in Myanmar: Practices of We-Formation among Muslims and Hindus in Urban Yangon

Paperback: $28.00
ISBN-13: 9780824898069
Published: March 2024
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328 pages
  • About the Book
  • In this first anthropological study of Muslim and Hindu lives in urban Myanmar today, Judith Beyer develops the concept of “we-formation” to demonstrate that individuals are always more than members of wider groups. “We-formation” complements her rich political, legal, and historical analysis of “community,” a term used by Beyer’s interlocutors themselves, even as it reinforces ethno-religious stereotypes and their own minority status. The book also offers an interpretation of the dynamics of resistance to the attempted military coup of 2021.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Judith Beyer, Author

      Judith Beyer is professor of social and political anthropology at the University of Konstanz.