Maran, La Raw. Toward a basis for understanding the minorities in Burma: the Kachin example

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Toward a basis for understanding the minorities in Burma: the Kachin example

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Southeast Asian tribes, minorities, and nations, edited by Peter Kunstadter

Published By: Original publisher Southeast Asian tribes, minorities, and nations, edited by Peter Kunstadter Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 1967. 125-146 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Maran La Raw

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kachin (AP06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Ethnic stratification (563); Linguistic identification (197); Territorial hierarchy (631); Inter-community relations (628); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Form and rules of government (642); External relations (648); Missions (797); Settlement patterns (361); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Internal trade (438); Research and development (654); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document discusses the problems of ethnic relations in Burma. The most important of these problems is the emergence of a politically dominant ethnic Burmese group that systematically marginalized minority ethnic groups following Burma's independence in 1948. Focusing on the experiences of his own ethnic group the Kachin, the author discusses the many dimensions of this problem including the Burmese government's decision to transfer many Kachin-inhabited communities to China, and the political persecution and exclusion of Kachin leaders.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ap06-033

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-146)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Indigenous anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1880-1967

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kachin Hills, Burma

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kachin (Asian people)

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