Ethnoreligious Otherings and Passionate Conflicts

Press/Media: Research

Period15 Jun 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleEthnoreligious Otherings and Passionate Conflicts
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Books Network
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    DescriptionEthnoreligious Otherings and Passionate Conflicts (Oxford UP, 2022) lays bare the causal mechanisms that lead state and non-state actors to identify particular ethnoreligious groups as threats to security, power, and status. It focuses on the cases of Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines to demonstrate how ethnoreligious others are transformed from strangers to enemies through passions, nationalism, and securitization. Advancing a novel ethnoreligious othering framework, the book offers a distinctive approach to understanding protracted conflict beyond dominant paradigms in international relations and conflict studies.

    In this interview, author Michael Magcamit shares the book’s back story, his ethical principles when doing field research in emotionally-charged and securitised sites, and the policy implications of his research.
    PersonsMichael Magcamit