Orientalisation and Manufacturing of ‘Civil Society’ in Contemporary Burma

In this well-researched book chapter, Dr Zarni takes a critical look at how expertise, donor funding, political power and the organisational influence of Western – and outside – entities operate in manufacturing perceptions of certain social realities in Burma and how the Burmese understand their own situation under the world’s oldest military dictatorship (1962–present).


Zarni (2012) 'Orientalisation and manufacturing of 'civil society' in contemporary Burma', in Zawawi Ibrahim (ed.), Social Science and Knowledge in a Globalising World, Kajang: Malaysian Social Science Association and Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, pp. 287-310.

For an on-line copy of the PDF-formatted book chapter, email Zarni at fanon2005@gmail.com .

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