Waves of Upheaval in Myanmar: Gendered Transformations and Political Transitions

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edited by Jenny Hedström and Elisabeth Olivius

Although the February 2021 military coup brought an end to a decade of far-reaching political, economic and cultural change in Myanmar, the attempt to restore a masculinized, military dictatorship has met widespread popular resistance. Here, women have held a pivotal role in opposition to military rule. This wide-ranging volume – rich in detail and analysis – is not just the first comprehensive account of the multifaceted processes of gendered transformation that took place in Myanmar between 2011 and 2021. It also offers a deeper understanding of the current political situation and of the ways in which the country’s political landscape might continue to be reshaped. 

Jenny Hedström is an associate professor in war studies at the Swedish Defence University.

Elisabeth Olivius is an associate professor in political science at Umeå University.

Publication year: 2022
304 pp / 229mm x 152mm
19 figures (16 in colour)
ISBN: 978-87-7694-323-3, Paperback
ISBN: 978-87-7694-322-6, Hardback

NIAS Press