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Discourses of Defiance: Framing Muslim Self-Determination in Thailand and the Philippines  
Shorenstein APARC Seminar Series

Date and Time
May 23, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability
RSVP Required by 5PM May 21


Speaker
Joseph Chinyong Liow - Professor of Comparative and International Politics at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University


Using the concept of framing, this presentation will explore discourses behind the move for greater self-determination on the part of the Malay-Muslims of southern Thailand and the Moro of the southern Philippines. It will discuss the shifting referents of ethnic identity and demonstrate how coherent narratives of resistance have taken shape over time and against changing social, political, and economic contexts to frame the collective action of resistance movements over the last four decades.

Joseph Chinyong Liow's research interests are in Muslim politics in Southeast Asia. He is the author of Muslim Resistance in Southern Thailand and Southern Philippines: Religion, Ideology, Politics (East-West Center, 2006); Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia (Oxford, 2009); and Islamic Education in Southern Thailand: Tradition and Transformation (ISEAS, 2009). He is also co-editor of Islam in Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2010). Liow is currently working on two single-author book manuscripts. The first is on social movement theory and armed ethnonationalist movements in Southeast Asia, and the second is a revised edition of the Dictionary of Modern Politics in Southeast Asia, previously authored by the late Michael Leifer.

This seminar series is co-sponsored by the South Asia Initiative,

          

Location
Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall
616 Serra St., 3rd floor
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Debbie Warren