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Facing the Khmer Rouge: A Cambodian Journey (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights Genocide, Politic)

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As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live.

Escaping the turmoil of Cambodia, he makes a perilous journey through the jungle into Thailand, only to be sent to a notorious Thai prison. Fortunately, he is able to reach a refugee camp and ultimately migrate to the United States, where he attended the University of Oregon and became an influential leader in the community of Cambodian immigrants. Facing the Khmer Rouge shows Ronnie Yimsutandrsquo;s personal quest to rehabilitate himself, make a new life in America, and then return to Cambodia to help rebuild the land of his birth.

Synopsis:

Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, Argentinean social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators.

About the Author

RANACHITH (RONNIE) YIMSUT is an author and activist and has been the subject of independent documentary films and reports by CBS News, NBC News, and PBS, among others. His many written works include Journey to Freedom and In the Shadow of Angkor. A senior landscape architect for the USDA Forest Service, he is also involved in national and international NGOs, including Project Enlighten, through which he is working with Bakong Technical College in his native Siem Reap.

Table of Contents

 Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Bridging the Gap between Two Genocides

Part One: Some Theoretical Questions

1. Defining the Concept of Genocide

2. Toward a Typology of Genocidal Practices

3. Reconciling the Contradictions of Modernity: Equality, Sovereignty, Autonomy, and Genocidal Practices

Part Two: Historical Foundations: The Nazi Genocide

4. Discourse and Politics in Holocaust Studies: Uniqueness, Comparability, and Narration

5. The Problem of Explaining the Causes of the Nazi Genocides

6. Reshaping Social Relations through Genocide

Part Three: Toward a Historical Basis: Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina

7. Explaining Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina: The Problem of Causation

8. Toward a Periodization of Genocide in Argentina

9. Concentration Camp Logic

10. In Conclusion: The Uses of Memory

Notes 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813551524
Author:
Yimsut, Ronnie
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Chandler, David P.
Author:
Hinton, Alexander Laban
Author:
Savin, David
Author:
Feierstein, Daniel
Author:
Town, Douglas Andrew
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 family tree, 2 maps
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, Argentinean social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators.

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