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The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia

Edited by: Katherine Brickell , Simon Springer

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138831186
eBook ISBN: 9781315736709
Adobe ISBN: 9781317567837

10.4324/9781315736709
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Book description

Offering a comprehensive overview of the current situation in the country, The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia provides a broad coverage of social, cultural, political and economic development within both rural and urban contexts during the last decade. A detailed introduction places Cambodia within its global and regional frame, and the handbook is then divided into five thematic sections:

  • Political and Economic Tensions
  • Rural Developments
  • Urban Conflicts
  • Social Processes
  • Cultural Currents

The first section looks at the major political implications and tensions that have occurred in Cambodia, as well as the changing parameters of its economic profile. The handbook then highlights the major developments that are unfolding within the rural sphere, before moving on to consider how cities in Cambodia, and particularly Phnom Penh, have become primary sites of change. The fourth section covers the major processes that have shaped social understandings of the country, and how Cambodians have come to understand themselves in relation to each other and the outside world. Section five analyses the cultural dimensions of Cambodia’s current experience, and how identity comes into contact with and responds to other cultural themes.

Bringing together a team of leading scholars on Cambodia, the handbook presents an understanding of how sociocultural and political economic processes in the country have evolved. It is a cutting edge and interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of Southeast Asian Studies, as well as policymakers, sociologists and political scientists with an interest in contemporary Cambodia.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Contemporary Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Contemporary Geopolitics of Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Justice Inverted Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Justice and The Past Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Civil Society in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Micro-Saturated Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Media in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Tourism in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Exploring Rural Livelihoods Through the Lens of Coastal Fishers Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Practices and Challenges Towards Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Imperative of Good Water Governance in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cambodia’s Highlanders Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Under Pressure Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Concessions in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  From Chicken Wing Receipts to Students in Military Uniforms Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban Megaprojects and City Planning in Phnom Penh Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Labor Rights and Trade Unions in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Ties that Bind Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Real Estate Productions, Practices, and Strategies in Contemporary Phnom Penh Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Forced Relocation in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Homelessness in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Phnom Penh’s Relocation Sites and the Obliteration of Politics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Street Vending in Phnom Penh Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Contemporary Landscape of Education in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Health Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Violence Against Women and Girls in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gendered Politics of Power in Contemporary Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sex Politics and Moral Panics Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Children, Childhood and Youth in Contemporary Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Households and Family Processes Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Digital Technologies in Contemporary Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ethnic Identities in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Violence and Memorialization in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A Shifting Universe – Religion and Moral Order in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Persistent Presence of Cambodian Spirits Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Natural and Cultural Heritage in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Destination Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Addressing the Contemporary Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Finding New Ground Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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