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New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia (Cambodia)

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The engrossing report on young Cambodian womens struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt to help long-suffering Cambodian women in the post-Khmer Rouge regime archive their own stories, history was rewritten. Combining a modern understanding of the country and a wealth of historical knowledge, this firsthand account explains how modern Cambodia is attempting to recover from the crippling imperialism and state-backed genocide of the Khmer Rouge government. Seeking to gain more international news coverage and become part of the United States publics consciousness, this unique commentary on the current state of affairs of a country not frequented by American tourism gives readers the first American viewpoint on the subject since the 1970s.

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The Cambodian Chbap Srei is a 17th-century book that intended to establish a code of conduct for young women. Staunchly traditional, but repressive and frustrating, the first large group of young women in Cambodia decide to rewrite it with Moore. The year-long process culminates in a grand discussion of human rights and gender equity, and a hand-bound book for all participants. Tragically, the completed book was banned and censored in both Cambodia and the U.S. But what these bold young women learn next about when they are allowed to speak, and to whom, is chilling. 

About the Author

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several books including Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. Her writing has been published in Feministing, In These Times, the Onion, and the Stranger, among others. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured on NPRs Worldview. She lives in Chicago.

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AYUN, January 11, 2015 (view all comments by AYUN)
Small but mighty, New Girl Law should be required reading for Westerners traveling to Southeast Asia, young feminists, and anyone sporting a garment tagged 'made in Cambodia'.

The author, activist Anne Elizabeth Moore, moved into her young subjects' Phnom Penh dorm, to get their perspective on the Chbap Srei, a 17th-century treatise that determines a code of conduct for Cambodian women. (Tellingly, the rule book for Cambodian men is much less weighty and restrictive.)

Moore and her new friends hang around each other's dorm rooms, sharing snacks and stories, and eventually draft a more enlightened code of conduct that emphasizes education, self-reliance, and gender parity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781621064626
Author:
Moore, Anne Elizabeth
Publisher:
Cantankerous Titles
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cambodian Grrrl
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » Fiction and Prose
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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The Cambodian Chbap Srei is a 17th-century book that intended to establish a code of conduct for young women. Staunchly traditional, but repressive and frustrating, the first large group of young women in Cambodia decide to rewrite it with Moore. The year-long process culminates in a grand discussion of human rights and gender equity, and a hand-bound book for all participants. Tragically, the completed book was banned and censored in both Cambodia and the U.S. But what these bold young women learn next about when they are allowed to speak, and to whom, is chilling. 
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