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The Resource Man or monster? : the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton

Man or monster? : the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton

Label
Man or monster? : the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer
Title
Man or monster?
Title remainder
the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Laban Hinton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Khmer Rouge's brutal reign in Cambodia during the mid-to-late 1970s, a former math teacher named Duch served as the commandant of the S-21 security center, where as many as 20,000 victims were interrogated, tortured, and executed. In 2009 Duch stood trial for these crimes against humanity. While the prosecution painted Duch as evil, his defense lawyers claimed he simply followed orders. In 'Man or Monster?' Alexander Hinton uses creative ethnographic writing, extensive fieldwork, hundreds of interviews, and his experience attending Duch's trial to create a nuanced analysis of Duch, the tribunal, the Khmer Rouge, and the after-effects of Cambodia's genocide. Interested in how a person becomes a torturer and executioner as well as the law's ability to grapple with crimes against humanity, Hinton adapts Hannah Arendt's notion of the "banality of evil" to consider how the potential for violence is embedded in the everyday ways people articulate meaning and comprehend the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinton, Alexander Laban
Dewey number
345/.0235
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
KZ1208.C36 K36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kang, Kech Ieu
  • Tuol Sleng (Prison : Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • Trials (Crimes against humanity)
  • Kang, Kech Ieu
  • Tuol Sleng (Prison : Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • Anthropology
  • Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • LAW
  • Trials
  • Trials (Crimes against humanity)
  • Cambodia
Label
Man or monster? : the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man (opening arguments) -- Revolutionary (M-13 prison) -- -- Subordinate (establishment of S-21) -- Cog (policy and implementation) -- Commandant (functioning of S-21) -- Master (torture and execution) -- Erasure : Duch's apology -- Villain (the civil parties) -- Zealot (prosecution) -- Scapegoat (defense) -- The accused (trial chamber judgment)
Control code
952226916
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822373551
Lccn
2016029326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
100282
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952226916
Label
Man or monster? : the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Man (opening arguments) -- Revolutionary (M-13 prison) -- -- Subordinate (establishment of S-21) -- Cog (policy and implementation) -- Commandant (functioning of S-21) -- Master (torture and execution) -- Erasure : Duch's apology -- Villain (the civil parties) -- Zealot (prosecution) -- Scapegoat (defense) -- The accused (trial chamber judgment)
Control code
952226916
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822373551
Lccn
2016029326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
100282
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952226916

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