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Item Description Zucker, Eve Monique en_US 2010-06-17T20:42:23Z 2010-06-17T20:42:23Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zucker, Eve Monique. 2007. "Memory and (Re)making Moral Order in the Aftermath of Violence in a Highland Khmer Village in Cambodia." Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science. en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID10 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--London School of Economics and Political Science, 2007. en_US
dc.description Anthropology en_US
dc.description.abstract This research is about how moral order is (re)made in the wake of cataclysmic violence and dislocation in a village in Cambodia’s Southwest. The village locale has been a Khmer Rouge base and battlefield for nearly 30 years between 1970 and 1998. The study, based on fieldwork carried out in 2001-2003, draws together the themes of relatedness, morality and memory to examine the consequences of the violence of the past on present day relations and practices. More precisely, I argue that the experiences of the village in the early days of the revolution, when villagers turned on each other, not only had a devastating impact on the social and moral order at the time they occurred but continue to impair the remaking of moral order today and has impacts on responses to other social changes occurring in recent years. The thesis includes an analysis of both the memory of the violence of the past, including its moral dimensions and relations to other pasts, and an analysis of the means by which relatedness and moral order is re-established through trust, kinship, commensality, shared stories, and village rituals. It also includes a comparison with villages in the neighbouring commune that suffered similar but not identical experiences, arguing that these differing experiences shape present ways of healing and making the future. By addressing these issues, this dissertation will provide a unique case study that contributes to the anthropology of post-violence memory and recovery and the emerging anthropology of morality, as well as make an ethnographic contribution to Cambodian studies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Center for Khmer Studies Luce Junior Fellowship en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of London Central Research Fund en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject recovery en_US
dc.subject Khmer Rouge en_US
dc.subject anthropology of morality en_US
dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject Prei Phnom en_US
dc.subject Doung Srei en_US
dc.subject O'Thmaa en_US
dc.subject Khmer highlanders en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cambodia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title Memory and (Re)making Moral Order in the Aftermath of Violence in a Highland Khmer Village in Cambodia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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