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Virtual Federal University


Labour Isssues in Myanmar History

Taught by Ko Maung and Stephen Campbell

Course Abstract

This course will introduce students to various issues and theories in labour studies through a survey of Myanmar labour history since the colonial period. The aim is to provide students with conceptual tools to analyse labour and employment dynamics and trends in their own country and elsewhere. The course will familiarise students with key moments in Myanmar labour history, and with the importance of workers and labour in the country’s development. By highlighting ongoing theoretical debates about labour and employment, the course will prompt students to draw on their own experience and knowledge to make sense of the diversity of historical and contemporary labour arrangements in Myanmar, and labour arrangements affecting Myanmar migrant workers abroad.

Module 1: Introudction

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ဖတ်စာ မရှိပါ။

Module 2: Wage Labor

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Yenan, Thein Phay Myint, Myanmar A Lin Hnit Thịt, Mingalar Newspaper, April, 1938

    Oilfield is where strikes first started, Yebaw Tun Oo
    Strike War, Thakhin Pho Hla Gyi, 1938

ရေနံ၊ သိန်းဖေမြင့်၊ မြန်မာ့အလင်းနှစ်သစ်၊ မင်္ဂလာသတင်းစာ၊ ဧပြီ၊ ၁၉၃၈။

    သပိတ်အစ ရေနံမြေက၊ ရဲဘော်ထွန်းဦး
    သပိတ်စစ်ပွဲ၊ သခင်ဘိုးလှကြီး၊ ၁၉၃၈။

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Module 3: Racial Capitalism

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Strike War, Thakhin Pho Hla Gyi, 1938

သပိတ်စစ်ပွဲ၊ သခင်ဘိုးလှကြီး၊ ၁၉၃၈။

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Module 4: Patriarchal Capitalism

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An unlisted occupation, Ludu Daw Amar, Atway Amyin Magazine, 1987

စာရင်းမပေါက်တဲ့လုပ်အားခ၊ လူထုဒေါ်အမာ၊ အတွေးအမြင်၊ ၁၉၈၇။

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