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Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Tamara C. Ho

Abstract

When the world thinks of Burma, it is often in relation to Nobel laureate and icon Aung San Suu Kyi. But beyond her is another world, one that complicates the over-determination of Burma as a pariah state and myths about the “high status” of Southeast Asian women. This book maps “Burmese women” as real and imagined figures across the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century. It crosses intellectual boundaries to illustrate how literary and gender analysis can contribute to discourses surrounding and informing human rights—and in the process offers a new voice in the debates about re ... More

Keywords: human rights, Burma, Southeast Asian women, Burmese women, Burmese diaspora, moral imperialism, militarized dictatorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839253
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamara C. Ho, author
University of California, Riverside