Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War

Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War

by Karen J. Coates
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786420510

ISBN-13: 9780786420513

Pub. Date: 03/29/2005

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Cambodia has never recovered from its Khmer Rouge past. The genocidal regime of 1975-1979 and the following two decades of civil war ripped the country apart. This work examines Cambodia in the aftermath, focusing on Khmer people of all walks of life and examining through their eyes key facets of Cambodian society, including the ancient Angkor legacy, relations

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Cambodia has never recovered from its Khmer Rouge past. The genocidal regime of 1975-1979 and the following two decades of civil war ripped the country apart. This work examines Cambodia in the aftermath, focusing on Khmer people of all walks of life and examining through their eyes key facets of Cambodian society, including the ancient Angkor legacy, relations with neighboring countries (particularly the strained ones with the Vietnamese), emerging democracy, psychology, violence, health, family, poverty, the environment, and the nation's future.

Along with print sources, research is drawn from hundreds of interviews with Cambodians, including farmers, royalty, beggars, teachers, monks, orphanage heads, politicians, and non-native experts on Cambodia. Dozens of exquisite photographs of Cambodian people and places illustrate the work, which concludes with a glossary of Cambodian words, people, places and names, and an appendix of organizations providing aid to Cambodia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420513
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1War remnants : mines and desperation15
2Leaving Cambodia : passing the test34
3Genocide : ghosts on the porch41
4Angkor : an empire in ruins50
Interlude : Siem Reap to Phnom Penh67
5Neighbors and borders : enemies through time70
Interlude : the admiral's house88
6Kampuchea Krom : the land next door90
7Anlong Veng : beyond the Khmer Rouge97
Interlude : Bond and Than106
8Democracy : Rice and rights111
Interlude : Sam and Vic127
9Violence and crime : blood in the street130
Interlude : a runner's course138
10Psychology : after the tragedy142
11The wanderers : a people uprooted152
12Women : the lesser sex165
13Children : born against odds175
14Health : living against odds199
Interlude : dog bite214
15Pollution : sewage and waste218
16Environment : threats in the wild233
17The fringe : people on the edge253
18The crossroads : tugged in two directions279
19Development : building on quicksand291
Interlude : cops and dogs299
20Heroes : doing it their way302
21Prospects : no easy peace325

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