26 August 2009
Seminar "Muslim: Historical and Cultural Illusions and Realities"
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Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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The seminar’s aim was to improve understanding with regard to Muslims, who are treated as a minority group in Thailand, and to explore the root causes of the violence taking place in the three provinces in the deep south of Thailand. The seminar also touched upon attitudes towards Muslims in Thai society, and how the Muslim culture and Muslim’s religious practices have been historically ignored by the Thai State, through its centralization policies.

Co-hosted by the Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD), the Department of Sociology and Anthopology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities, all at Chiang Mai University, as well as the Institute for Religion, Culture and Peace at Payap University.

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