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Karaoke Fascism Burma and the Politics of Fear

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ISBN-10: 0812218833

ISBN-13: 9780812218831

Edition: 2004

Authors: Monique Skidmore

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To come to Burma, one of the few places where despotism still dominates, is to take both a physical and an emotional journey and, like most Burmese, to become caught up in the daily management of fear. Based on Monique Skidmore's experiences living in the capital city of Rangoon,Karaoke Fascism is the first ethnography of fear in Burma and provides a sobering look at the psychological strategies employed by the Burmese people in order to survive under a military dictatorship that seeks to invade and dominate every aspect of life. Skidmore looks at the psychology and politics of fear under the SLORC and SPDC regimes. Encompassing the period of antijunta student street protests, her work…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 7/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Rangoon: End of Strife
Bombs, Barricades, and the Urban Battlefield
Darker Than Midnight: Fear, Vulnerability, and Terror-Making
Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar
The Veneer of Modernity
The Veneer of Conformity
The Tension of Absurdity
Fragments of Misery: The People of the New Fields
The Forest of Time
Going to Sleep with Karaoke Culture