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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Julie A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:36:58Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:36:58Z
dc.date.issued4/10/2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3487
dc.description.abstractMyanmar and Sri Lanka are both countries with strong histories of Buddhism engrained in their political systems. Conflicts between Buddhist nationalist groups and Rohingya have led to ethnic cleansing and genocide. Buddhist nationalist groups view Islam as a threat to their nation. This is rooted in a cosmological belief that Buddhism will be wiped out in the “dark ages.” In both countries there are risk factors preceding genocide, preventative action that could have been taken, and appropriate ways to approach a post-genocidal country. Risk factors including social exclusion, economic expropriation, and state sponsored violence cause social fragmentation and democratic backsliding. The UN conducted a fact-finding mission in September of 2018 that determined the conflict in Myanmar met the criteria of genocide. This paper explores risk factors in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, then follows up with possible preventative action and appropriate responses in the wake of genocide.
dc.subjectEthnic Cleansing
dc.subjectGenocide
dc.subjectHuman Rights
dc.subjectAnthropology
dc.titleAn Anthropological Perspective on Issues in Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide of Rohingya
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:36:58Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleThe Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport, State University of New York
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal, is a faculty juried, cross-disciplinary, electronic journal. Its goal is the publication of outstanding, student produced scholarship presented at the College at Brockport annual Scholars Day. Scholar’s Day, which was instituted in 1984, is an annual celebration of scholarly pursuits by the campus community.

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