Inequality and way of life of Burmese migrants in Thailand: A case study in Chiang Mai | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
juillet 2015
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
OBL:100858

Abstract: "This
paper
draws
on
case
studies
of
Burmese
migrants
in
the
city
of
Chiang
Mai,
Thailand,
to
explore

concepts
and
theories
of
migration,
uneven
development
and
acculturation
in
which
migrants
engages

in
the
new
environment
of
urban
societies.
It
examines
the
new
emergence
of
push-­pull
factors
of

migration,
mainly
economic
reason
and

urban
attractions,
which
bring
Burmese
migrants
into
the
city.

Further,
the
paper
pays
more
attention
on
the
concept
of
uneven
development,
which
comes
along
with

the
process
of
development
in
urban
areas.

It
discusses
about
the
cities
like
Chiang
Mai
as
a
place
where

provides

residents
to
access
not
only
greater
opportunities
for
work,
activity
and
key
good
as
well
as

services,
but
the
places
also

emerge

alongside
rising
urban

inequality
for
a
certain
group
of
people,
particularly
Burmese
migrant
workers
are
recognized
as
a
local
symbol
of
inequality
in
Chiang
Mai,
as

well
as
in
Asia
region.
Lastly,
the
paper
focuses
analytical
attention
on
‘way
of
life’
of
Burmese
migrants

of
varying
cultural,
social,
political
and
economic
backgrounds,
which
it
responds
to
the
narratives

a
bout

urban
diversity
and
development
of
the
city
of
Chiang
Mai
where
they
encounter.

Based
on

acculturation
framework,
cultural
way
of
life
of
Burmese
migrants
living
in
Chiang
Mai
is
classified
into

three
main
areas;
assimilation,
separation
and
integration,
and
each
area
of
way
of
life
would
be

adapted
by
different
generations
of
the
migrants.
Therefore,
one
can
see
the
social
phenomenon
of

Burmese
migrants,
especially
Shan
ethnic
group,
would
emerge
through
Thai
society
in
the
city
at

different
levels
of
lifestyles.".....Paper delivered at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Tithirat Pripotjanart

Publisher(s): 

The highly anticipated International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies will be held in Chiang Mai over the period 24-25 July 2015. It will be co-hosted by the Centre for ASEAN Studies (CAS), Chiang Mai University, the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD): Myanmar Studies Centre, the University of Mandalay and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Chiang Mai University (CMU) (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยเชียงใหม่) is a public research university in northern Thailand founded in 1964. It has a strong emphasis on engineering, science, agriculture, and medicine. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction. Its main campus lies between Chiang Mai downtown and Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province.

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