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Memories of Burmese Rohingya Refugees

Contested Identity and Belonging


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Kazi Fahmida Farzana
    Pages 1-40
  3. Kazi Fahmida Farzana
    Pages 59-86
  4. Kazi Fahmida Farzana
    Pages 87-144
  5. Kazi Fahmida Farzana
    Pages 145-190
  6. Kazi Fahmida Farzana
    Pages 233-247
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-262

About this book


​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.


Asia Asian culture belonging children culture history identity international relations migration Nation political science politics social history social science sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universiti Utara MalaysiaKedahMalaysia

About the authors

Kazi Fahmida Farzana is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Affairs at the University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia. 

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