Buddhist Fury Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

ISBN-10: 0199793247
ISBN-13: 9780199793242
Edition: 2011
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Buddhist violence is not a well-known concept. In fact, it is generally considered an oxymoron. An image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the idea of a militarized Buddhist monastery tends to stretch the imagination; yet these sights exist throughout southern Thailand. Michael Jerryson offers an exntensive examination of one of the least known but longest-running conflicts of Southeast Asia. Part of this conflict, based primarily in Thailand's southernmost provinces, is fueled by religious divisions. Thailand's total population is over 92 percent Buddhist, but over 85 percent of the people in the southernmost provinces are Muslim. Since 2004, the Thai government has imposed martial law over the territory and combatted a grass-roots militant Malay Musliminsurgency. Buddhist Fury reveals the Buddhist parameters of the conflict within a global context. Through fieldwork in the conflict area, Jerryson chronicles the habits of Buddhist monks in the militarized zone. Many Buddhist practices remain unchanged. Buddhist monks continue to chant, counsel the laity, and accrue merit. Yet at the same time, monks zealously advocate Buddhist nationalism, act as covert military officers, and equip themselves with guns. Buddhist Fury displays the methods by whichreligion alters the nature of the conflict and shows the dangers of this transformation.

Introduction
Backgrounds
Approaches To Religion and Violence
Negotiating Subjects
Ethno Graphic Disclosures
Chapter Overview
Language Notes
Acknowledgments
Histories
The Didactics of a Master Narrative
The Didactics of Counter Narratives
Problems of Periodization
Identities Outside Polarities
Conclusion
Representation
The Monastic Catalyst
The Power of Representation
The Political Origin of Thai Buddhism
Nation-State Building and Monastic Representation
Politicizing Monks In Violence: Volunteer Monk
Defacing a Representation
An Equation For Buddhist Violence
Conclusion
Practice
Practice and Performativity
The Routinization of Terror
The Power of Words
A Platform For Action: Buddhist Nationalism
Conclusion
Militarization
Contextualizing Militarization
Military Monks
Military Monks in Buddhist Traditions
Monastic To Military Compound
Militant Practices At The Wat
Conclusion
Identity
Race/Ethnicity in Thai Studies
Thai Identity and Religion
Historical Influences
Twentieth-Century Developments
Race, Religion, and Violence
Geography and Racial Metastasis
Structural and Individual Efficacy
Conclusion
Conclusion
The Impact of Violence On Monks
Epistemologies
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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