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Expressions of Cambodia : The Politics of Tradition, Identity and Change - Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier

Expressions of Cambodia

The Politics of Tradition, Identity and Change

By: Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier (Editor), Tim Winter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th October 2006
ISBN: 9780415385541
Number Of Pages: 226

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Taking a theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, the essays in this collection provide compelling insight into contemporary Cambodian culture at home and abroad. The book represents the first sustained exploration of the relationship between cultural productions and practices, the changing urban landscape and the construction of identity and nation building twenty-five years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. As such, the team of international contributors address the politics of development and conservation, tradition and modernity within the global economy, and transmigratory movements of the twenty-first century.

Expressions of Cambodia presents a new dimension to the Cambodian studies by engaging the country in current debates about globalization and the commodification of culture, post-colonial politics and identity constructions. Timely and much-needed, this volume brings Cambodia back into dialogue with its neighbours, and in so doing, valuably contributes to the growing field of Southeast Asian cultural studies.

List of figuresp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: Cambodia and the politics of tradition, identity, and changep. 1
Re-scripting Angkorp. 21
Subscripts: reading Cambodian pasts, presents, and futures through graffitip. 23
When ancient glory meets modern tragedy: Angkor and the Khmer Rouge in contemporary tourismp. 37
The fascination for Angkor Wat and the ideology of the visiblep. 54
Identity and the liminal spacep. 71
Sitting between two chairs: Cambodia's dual citizenship debatep. 73
Refractions of home: exile, memory, and diasporic longingp. 86
Rapping (in) the homeland: of gangs, Angka, and the Cambodian diasporic identityp. 101
Performing traditionp. 117
Weaving into Cambodia: negotiated ethnicity in the (post)colonial silk industryp. 119
A burned-out theater: the state of Cambodia's performing artsp. 133
The (re-)emergence of Cambodian women writers at home and abroadp. 150
Engaging modernityp. 165
Entrepreneurialism and charisma: two modes of doing business in post-Pol Pot Cambodian Buddhismp. 167
Touring memories of the Khmer Rougep. 181
Khmer women and global factoriesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780415385541
ISBN-10: 0415385547
Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 6th October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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