Between Integration and Secession

Between Integration and Secession : The Muslim Communities of the Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, and Western Burma / Myanmar

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Between Integration and Secession asks whether Muslim minorities can co-exist with the majority and other cultures within non-Muslim states. Moshe Yegar's excellent new work examines the radicalization of Muslim communities during the nationalist fervor that swept southeast Asia in the aftermath of World War II. The book's grand historical scope traces the theological and political impact of the postwar Islamic renaissance on the creation of Muslim separatist tendencies and heightened religious consciousness. Drawing on a wealth of archival and secondary sources, Yegar examines three cases of rebellion in Muslim minorities: in the Philippines, in Thailand, and in Burma/Myanmar. He studies the communities' struggle to define their aims-be it for communal separation, autonomy, or independence-and the means each has at their disposal to achieve them.show more

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  • Hardback | 482 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 40.6mm | 793.8g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103563
  • 9780739103562
  • 2,090,978

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A comprehensive study of how Muslims in Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines reacted to becoming minority communities in Buddhist and Christian polities, especially during the past two centuries. Its publication is illuminating and most timely... -- Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore Dr. Yegar's encyclopedic study of the development and dynamics of Muslim communities in Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and the Philippines represents a pioneering and valuable contribution to the literature on Islam in Southeast Asia. -- Martin Rudner, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, Canada A comprehensive study of how Muslims in Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines reacted to becoming minority communities in Buddhist and Christian polities, especially during the past two centuries. Its publication is illuminating and most timely. -- Wang Gungwu, National University of Singaporeshow more

About Moshe Yegar

Moshe Yegar is a Research Fellow at the Truman Institute, Hebrew University. He is the author of a number of books, including Malaysia: Attempts at Dialogue with a Muslim Country (1996).show more

Table of contents

Part 1 The Expansion of Islam in Southeast Asia Part 2 The Muslims of Arakan Chapter 3 Beginnings of the Muslim Community in Burma Chapter 4 Muslim Settlement in Arakan Chapter 5 From the British Occupation through World War II Chapter 6 World War II and Its Aftermath Chapter 7 The Mujahideen Rebellion Chapter 8 The Mayu Frontier Administration (MFA) Chapter 9 The Military Coup and its Aftermath Part 10 The Patani Muslims Chapter 11 The Emergence of the Patani Muslim Community Chapter 12 The Annexation of Patani Chapter 13 Hajji Sulong and Tunku Mayhiddin Chapter 14 Causes of Friction and Attempts at Reform Chapter 15 Separatist Movements Chapter 16 The Communist Underground and Problems of Border Areas Chapter 17 Aspects of Foreign Relations: Malaysia, Arab Nations, and Islamic Conferences Chapter 18 The '90s: Is the Revolt in Decline? Part 19 The Moro Muslims Chapter 20 The Emergence of the Moro Community Chapter 21 The Spanish Occupation Period Chapter 22 The American Occupation Period Chapter 23 The Philippine Republic Chapter 24 The Emergence of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chapter 25 The Controversy Over the Tripoli Agreement Chapter 26 Autonomyshow more

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