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Ethnicity, Heritage and Human Rights in the Union of Myanmar

  • William LoganEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

Abstract

In post-colonial societies and states coming out of periods of military rule or international isolation, there is a potential to develop new, inclusive forms of heritage, although very often all one sees is the reinforcement of dominant group heritage and continued marginalization of minority groups and their heritage. Myanmar’s tenuous governance arrangements vis-à-vis its ethnic composition is making moves to create more inclusive conceptions of heritage difficult. Heritage in this context has played and continues to play a critical role in Burmese nation-building.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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