Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Buddhist FuryReligion and Violence in Southern Thailand$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael K. Jerryson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199793235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 June 2019



(p.28) 1 Histories
Buddhist Fury

Michael K. Jerryson

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the way in which historical narratives become instrumental in both the discussion of and participation in the southern Thai conflict. Through interviews with history teachers and locals, the chapter provides the political and emotional elements of history-making and remembering. Thai Buddhist authorities, southern teachers, students, and Malay Muslim separatists adopt different historiographies, each of which contain religious significance. In this manner, people use southern Thai written and oral historiographies to control and justify violence. The use of historical narratives is a global theme and is found in manytwentieth-century conflicts, such as those in South Africa, India, and Iran. In these and other cases, historiographies perpetuate the violence with their polemical recollections that obscure and simplify identities.

Keywords:   historical narratives, oral history, interviews, global, Malay Muslim, conflict, emotion, South Africa, India, Iran

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .