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The Resource Love and dread in Cambodia : weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge, Peg LeVine

Love and dread in Cambodia : weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge, Peg LeVine

Label
Love and dread in Cambodia : weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge
Title
Love and dread in Cambodia
Title remainder
weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge
Statement of responsibility
Peg LeVine
Title variation
Weddings, births and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For a decade, the author followed Cambodian men and women to former wedding and birth sites from the Khmer Rouge period (1975-79), filming their return to these locations. In the process she uncovered evidence of the way severe dislocation, induced starvation and other murderous activities paved the way for reconstructed communes. Group marriages, along with prescriptions for sex, pregnancies and births, were a central feature of the remaking of Cambodian society and contributed to the dissolution of the country's ritual practices. This "ritualcide" caused a mass loss of spirit-protective places, objects, and arbitrators, and had a traumatic impact on Khmer society. Group marriages did, however, give spouses a reprieve from further dislocation. --
  • Approaching the process as an ethno-psychologist, LeVine argues that suffering was intensified by ritual tampering on the part of the Khmer Rouge. Such disruptions did not end in 1979, however, since Euro-American perspectives on trauma and reconciliation have also failed to accept spirit respect as a normative feature. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
SINLB
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1952-
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LeVine, Peg
Dewey number
306.46109596
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS554.8
LC item number
.L48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cambodia
  • Victims of state-sponsored terrorism
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Birth customs
  • Rites and ceremonies
Label
Love and dread in Cambodia : weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge, Peg LeVine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
428636069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 219 pages
Isbn
9789971694722
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010353199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)428636069
Label
Love and dread in Cambodia : weddings, births, and ritual harm under the Khmer Rouge, Peg LeVine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
428636069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 219 pages
Isbn
9789971694722
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010353199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)428636069

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