Saturday, December 3, 2011

Refugee Stuff: Burmese names, Part Two -- Reference List

Here is the reference list used to write the paper.

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The names of all informants have been kept confidential. All interviews were conducted in English during April 2010 in Albany or Rensselaer.

1. 28 year old, female, urbanized Karen with some college education.
2. 21 year old male Karen refugee with much time among other cultures.
3. 34 year old male Burman Buddhist monk.

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