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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Aug 28, 2021

What is the connection between White & Burman/Bama privilege, industrial development, conflict and capitalism? How can different class and ethnic groups build solidarity in the current crisis? Is class politics ultimately behind ethnic politics in Myanmar – or can it solve it? Dr. Stephen Campbell and Dr. Elliott Prasse-Freeman discuss their recent article in the Journal of Contemporary Asia, “Revisiting the Wages of Burman-ness” to argue that materiality and capitalist exploitation are crucial to understanding the history and development of ethnicity in Myanmar.