Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Abstract Ruth Streicher

Checkpoint Dynamics in the Southern Thai Conflict

The installation of checkpoints is one of the main strategies  employed by the Thai army to counter the insurgency in the southern  Thai borderland, which is inhabited by the so-called ‘Malay-Muslim  minority’. In this presentation, I will present field research data  on checkpoints and suggest to interpret the military techniques used  at checkpoints as performances of the power to violation to render Other bodies vulnerable.