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Historical Imagination, Diasporic Identity And Islamicity Among The Cham Muslims of Cambodia


Abstract Since the departure of the UN Transitional Authority (UNTAC) in 1993, the Cambodian Muslim community has undergone a rapid transformation from being an Islamic minority on the periphery of the Muslim world to being the object of intense proselytization by foreign Islamic organizations, charities and development organizations. This has led to a period of religious as well as political ferment in which Cambodian Muslims are reassessing their relationships to other Muslim communities in the country, fellow Muslims outside of the country, and an officially Buddhist state. This dissertation explores the ways in which the Cham Muslims of Cambodia have deployed notions of nationality, citizenship, history, ethnicity and religion in Cambodia's ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Perez Pereiro, Alberto (Author) / Jonsson, Hjorleifur R (Advisor) / Eder, James F (Advisor) / Woodward, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural anthropology / Asian studies / Islamic culture / Cambodia / Cham / Diaspora / Ethnicity / Islam / Vietnam
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 335 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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