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Article: Precarity and political immobilisation: migrants from Burma in Chiang Mai, Thailand

TitlePrecarity and political immobilisation: migrants from Burma in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Authors
KeywordsBurma
Chiang Mai
Migration
Mobilisation
Myanmar
Precarity
Thailand
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjoc20/current
Citation
Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2011, v. 41 n. 3, p. 371-392 How to Cite?
AbstractAn estimated 1.5 million citizens of Burma reside as refugees or migrants in Thailand, where harsh treatment, harassment and social stigmas contribute to a climate of precarity. Although one possible course of action for any community under strain is political mobilisation, for migrants from Burma in the northern city of Chiang Mai, high degrees of exploitation and insecurity have generated an overwhelming disinterest in political issues. The article examines this relationship in five main sections. The first presents the two key concepts that structure the analysis: precarity and political mobilisation. The second examines the context of migration from Burma to Thailand, focusing both on the climate of unrest found in much of Burma and on Thailand's treatment of migrant workers, its non-participation in core international legislation and its sub-standard migrant registration system. The third explains how this study of Burmese migrants in Chiang Mai was undertaken and reviews the ethical considerations required in a study of vulnerable groups. The fourth documents the study's findings and presents migrants' testimony. The fifth seeks to explain the link between precarity and political passivity in this case, and considers the wider implications. The concluding section restates the core finding. © 2011 Journal of Contemporary Asia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142991
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.844
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.708
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dc.contributor.authorHolliday, Ien_HK
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dc.description.abstractAn estimated 1.5 million citizens of Burma reside as refugees or migrants in Thailand, where harsh treatment, harassment and social stigmas contribute to a climate of precarity. Although one possible course of action for any community under strain is political mobilisation, for migrants from Burma in the northern city of Chiang Mai, high degrees of exploitation and insecurity have generated an overwhelming disinterest in political issues. The article examines this relationship in five main sections. The first presents the two key concepts that structure the analysis: precarity and political mobilisation. The second examines the context of migration from Burma to Thailand, focusing both on the climate of unrest found in much of Burma and on Thailand's treatment of migrant workers, its non-participation in core international legislation and its sub-standard migrant registration system. The third explains how this study of Burmese migrants in Chiang Mai was undertaken and reviews the ethical considerations required in a study of vulnerable groups. The fourth documents the study's findings and presents migrants' testimony. The fifth seeks to explain the link between precarity and political passivity in this case, and considers the wider implications. The concluding section restates the core finding. © 2011 Journal of Contemporary Asia.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjoc20/current-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Contemporary Asiaen_HK
dc.subjectBurmaen_HK
dc.subjectChiang Maien_HK
dc.subjectMigrationen_HK
dc.subjectMobilisationen_HK
dc.subjectMyanmaren_HK
dc.subjectPrecarityen_HK
dc.subjectThailanden_HK
dc.titlePrecarity and political immobilisation: migrants from Burma in Chiang Mai, Thailanden_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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