region: Cambodia

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People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today

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Alexandra Kent & David Chandler (eds) 2009 Much attention has been given to the ‘killing fields’ of Cambodia, far less to how the country can recover and heal itself after such an experience. Crucial to this process has been the formation of a new moral order in Cambodia and hence the revival of religion in […]

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Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia:

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Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King & Michael Parnwell 2010 This book examines heritage tourism across the Southeast Asian region from different disciplinary perspectives. With material that is new and topical, it makes an important contribution to the fields of tourism studies, cultural studies, development and planning studies, and beyond. Set against a backdrop of the […]

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Cambodia’s Economic Transformation

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Caroline Hughes & Kheang Un (eds) 2011 From 2002, Cambodia underwent a visible economic transformation driven largely by such external factors as increased Chinese demand for primary commodities and a strong international demand for Cambodian garments. Apart from dramatic rates of economic growth, the boom involved the disappearance of forests and the decline of logging, […]

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Beyond Democracy in Cambodia: Political Reconstruction in a Post-Conflict Society

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Joakim Öjendal & Mona Lilja (eds) 2009 The peace agreement, major reconstruction efforts and UN-supervised elections that followed Cambodia’s dark period of civil war and genocide have not brought the democracy and reconstruction that was hoped for. Political stability has emerged but seemingly only at the expense of democracy. Moreover, reconstruction efforts appear to be […]

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Cambodians and Their Doctors: A Medical Anthropology of Colonial and Post-Colonial Cambodia

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Jan Ovesen & Ing-Britt Trankell 2010 At face value, this book is about medicine in Cambodia over the last hundred years. At the same time, however, by using ‘medicine’ (in the sense of ideas, practices and institutions relating to health and illness) as a prism through which to view colonial and post-colonial Cambodian society more […]

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Lost Goddesses:The Denial of Female Power in Cambodian History

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Trudy Jacobsen 2008 Women had a high status in pre-modern Southeast Asia; this is constantly stated, especially in relation to discussions on the status of women today in the region. Why, then, is it that the position of women there today is far from equitable? Few studies have examined how or when – let alone […]

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Going Indochinese: Contesting Concepts of Space and Place in French Indochina

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Christopher E. Goscha 2012 Why, Benedict Anderson once asked, did Javanese become Indonesian in 1945 whereas the Vietnamese balked at becoming Indochinese? In this classic study, Goscha shows that Vietnamese of all political colours came remarkably close to building a modern national identity based on the colonial model of Indochina while Lao and Cambodian nationalists […]

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Governing Cambodia’s Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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Governing Cambodia's Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia

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Ragnhild Lund, Philippe Doneys & Bernadette P. Resurrección (eds) 2015 The overall objective of this volume is to revisit gender as a concept that can engage simultaneously with change and continuity in today’s Asia, but with greater intellectual reflexivity to examine multiple, intersecting, and complex dimensions of identity and difference, and formerly unacknowledged sources of […]

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