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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


Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Eve Monique Zucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In a village community in the highlands of Cambodia's Southwest, people struggle to rebuild their lives after nearly thirty years of civil war and genocide. Recovery is a tenuous process as villagers ... 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


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


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 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


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


The Wild and the Civil, Kinship, and Commensality

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/9780824836115.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the process of transformation and maintenance of the social imaginary in Cambodia in relation to moral categories or qualities such as clarity, wildness, and civility as they ... More


Mountains, Morals, and Memory

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/9780824836115.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the space of potency and enchantment on the edge of the forest between the wild and the civil offers a site for contested moral meanings and practices in O'Thmaa. Building ... More


Bon Dalien

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/9780824836115.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author talks about the O'Thmaa village harvest festival called Bon Dalien. In 2003, the author had the opportunity to observe and participate in three Bon Dalien festivals in ... More


Conclusion

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/9780824836115.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has examined how Cambodians in O'Thmaa and its surrounding communities contend with radical and violent social change caused by the impact of the Khmer Rouge revolutionary years and the ... More


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