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dc.contributor.authorThant, Aye Min
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T12:48:34Z
dc.date.available2017-07-07T12:48:34Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-30
dc.identifier.otherThant_cornell_0058O_10109
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10109
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 9948810
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/51587
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, a unique queer identity has emerged in Myanmar. Just as locally informed as it is globally influenced, queer identity and activism in Myanmar is the result of the confluence of historically Burmese gender and sexual practices, the discourse of universal human rights, the flow and direction of international aid, money, and attention, and local activist’s interpretations and reactions to the preceding three factors. This thesis examines how new identities can emerge through the practice of activism and the factors that influence this emergence. Based on original fieldwork involving participation in queer events in Yangon and conversations with activists and community members, as well as a review of the print literature and digital and social media output of LGBT organizations in Myanmar, this thesis demonstrates that queer activism can create sexual identities in the process of defending them.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAsian studies
dc.subjectActivism
dc.subjectBurma
dc.subjectMyanmar
dc.subjectQueer
dc.subjectSexuality
dc.subjectLGBTQ studies
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleChoosing to be LGBT: Gender and Sexuality Activism in Contemporary Myanmar
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineAsian Studies
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameM.A., Asian Studies
dc.contributor.chairFuhrmann, Arnika
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFiskesjo, Magnus
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4D798J9


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