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Uneasy Military Encounters: The Imperial Politics of Counterinsurgency in Southern Thailand

Ruth Streicher


This book presents a historically and theoretically grounded political ethnography of the Thai military's counterinsurgency practices in the southern borderland, home to the greater part of the Malay-Muslim minority. The book argues that counterinsurgency practices mark the southern population as the racialized, religious, and gendered other of the Thai, which contributes to producing Thailand as an imperial formation: a state formation based on essentialized difference between the Thai and their others. Through a genealogical approach, the book addresses broad conceptual questions of imperial ... More

Keywords: Thai military, counterinsurgency practices, Malay-Muslim minority, southern Thailand, imperial patriarchy, gender pluralism, imperial politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751325
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Streicher, author
University of Heidelberg