And lastly, from the proceedings of the Tibet is Burning conference held last May in Paris, here’s The Revue D’Etudes Tibetaine, with Robbie Barnett on the Causes and Influences of Political Self-Immolation in Tibet and Tsering Shakya on self-immolation and the evolution of Tibetan protest.
Lots more good stuff at the homepage, including wide ranging comparisons between the Tibetan experience of self-immolation and that endured across other countries and cultures at various times.
The material here was produced before the huge wave of self-immolations in November. These slackened off abruptly and now seem to have stopped altogether. There was a large roundup of activists in mid December (shown in a CCTV documentary broadcast on Xmas day) which may have had something to do with this. Obviously, the end of this form of protest – if it is the end - doesn’t mean the end of protest as such; the question is what form it will take next.
(via the High Peaks, Pure Earth twitterfeed)