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John G. Dale

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816646463

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.001.0001

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Locating Power in the Free Burma Movement

Locating Power in the Free Burma Movement

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(p.63) 2 Locating Power in the Free Burma Movement
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Free Burma
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John G. Dale

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.003.0003

This chapter illustrates the representations of the Saffron Revolution by situating it in a transnational rather than a purely domestic context. The emergence of this movement shows how the dominant theoretical paradigm in social movement research gives insufficient attention to either the transnational or the symbolic dimensions of the political environment in Burma. The chapter argues that symbolic politics, both within and outside of Burma, played a critical role in the Saffron Revolution’s collective action. Attention to transnational networks affects the interpretation of these symbols, as well as the meaning of collective action (and inaction) that took place within Burma. Attention to the transnational context increases our understanding of the initial emergence of Burma’s statewide pro-democracy movement.

Keywords:   Saffron Revolution, social movement research, symbolic politics, collective action, transnational networks

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