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The Politics of Genocide Justice in Cambodia

Craig Etcheson

in Internationalized Criminal Courts: Sierra Leone, East Timor, Kosovo, and Cambodia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276745
eISBN:
9780191707650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276745.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The single most sensitive issue facing Cambodia today concerns the question of accountability for the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. The matter of genocide justice in the country is not ... More


Cambodia: Genocide, Autocracy, and the Overpoliticized State

Philippe Le Billon and Karen Bakker

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

During 1975–1979, under the Khmer Rouge regime, over 1.8 million people died due to hunger, disease or murder. Though there were numerous deaths even before the Khmer Rouge regime, these have been ... More


<i>Pchum Ben</i>: Caring for the Dead Ritually in Cambodia

John Clifford Holt

in Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a study about how the killing of almost two million people by the Khmer Rouge brought about the great importance now attached to an annual ritual that emphasizes assisting the dead in their ... More


The Setting: People, Place, and History

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the geography, people, and history of O'Thmaa, a village nestled between the Cardamom Mountains to the west and the Elephant Mountains to the southeast. Today the ... More


UNTAC—The Failures of Ceasefire, Disarmament, and Demobilization 1

Jeni Whalan

in How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672189
eISBN:
9780191767968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672189.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the key weaknesses of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). It begins with an overview of the Cambodian conflict setting and the establishment of UNTAC. ... More


Atrocity Tourism: Politicized Remembrance and Reparative Memorialization

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins with a description of Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Center for Genocide Crimes. Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek reproduce master narratives of Vietnamese ... More


US Involvement in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Annie R. Bird

in US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338412
eISBN:
9780190236588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338412.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 examines US involvement in the establishment and operations of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Nearly twenty years after the Cambodian genocide, and years of domestic pressure, Congress made it ... More


Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea

Toni Shapiro-phim

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the relation between state-sanctioned ideology and daily life. It analyzes the combination between daily terror and music, song, and dance in Cambodian genocide. It notes that ... More


Battling the “Cambodian Syndrome”

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Khmer Rouge regime, which pursued an untenable agricultural revolution and which was also determined to eradicate any signs of a Western ... More


Land of No More Hope

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter studies the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, which greatly desacralized and overturned all aspects of social life, such as gender relations and family. It looks at a Buddhist-Khmer culture ... More


A Review of Estimation Methods for Victims of the Bosnian War and the Khmer Rouge Regime

Ewa Tabeau and Jan Zwierzchowski

in Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199977307
eISBN:
9780199346172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977307.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents an overview of the methods and sources used in victim estimation for the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cambodia and discusses major reasons for differences among the ... More


Trust and Distrust

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the concept of trust as well as attempts to recover trust after radical distrust swept O'Thmaa and its neighboring communities from the civil war years through the period of ... More


The Cambodians

Christine Su

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the stories of Cambodians in Hawaiʻi. Their story is in large part the story of war and of refugees, uprooted and displaced from their homeland. However, it is also the story ... More


Buddhism and Khmer Communism: A Shared Conceptual Terrain

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter identifies parallels between Buddhism and Khmer Communism and provides an overview of the nature of Khmer Rouge ideology. It considers the communist distaste against the tenets of ... More


Buddhist Practice and Material Culture under the Khmer Rouge

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the manner in which Buddhist practice was restricted and finally extinguished by the Khmer Rouge. At the local level, policies were implemented in one of two ways, either ... More


The Story of a Village Elder, Part 2

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author continues with the story of Ta Kam, whose moral ignorance was allegedly the reason for his betrayal of his neighbors and extended kin during the Khmer Rouge era. Ta Kam's ... More


Prologue

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this prologue, the author narrates her tour of the sites that comprised the old Cambodian village of O'Thmaa on the final days of her fieldwork, which formed the basis of this book. Accompanied by ... More


Local Spaces for Peace in Cambodia?

Eng Netra and Caroline Hughes

in Post-Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Peace Formation and State Formation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402170
eISBN:
9781474418720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402170.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the case of Cambodia. Local agency is evident in efforts by Cambodian people to cope with the immensity of the events overwhelming them. For example, much initial restoration ... More


Introduction

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the impacts of the Khmer Rouge revolution and civil war on O'Thmaa and its surrounding communities, which served as “base areas” that provided the group with the human and material ... More


The Story of a Village Elder, Part 1

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author tells the story of an O'Thmaa village elder named Ta Kam, whom she met while conducting her fieldwork in the region. Ta Kam, a man in his seventies, turned out to be a ... More


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