Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Communal sense. Religion, property, and corporate Others in Myanmar

Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer

Abstract

Judith Beyer’s current research project investigates land and property regimes of ethno-religious minorities in Myanmar’s former capital Yangon.

The project is among the first long-term anthropological investigations into how Muslims, Hindus and Christians are dealing with the legal, political, and economic changes triggered by the country’s opening-up over the last few years. Her envisioned book Communal Sense. Law, Property and the Making of Corporate Religious Others in Myanmar will critically engage with the concept of ‘community’ which is crucial in order to understand class inequalities and political subjectivities in contemporary Myanmar.