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The Resource From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge, James A. Tyner

From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge, James A. Tyner

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From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge
Title
From rice fields to killing fields
Title remainder
nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge
Statement of responsibility
James A. Tyner
Title variation
Nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1975 and 1979, the Communist Party of Kampuchea fundamentally transformed the social, economic, political, and natural landscape of Cambodia. During this time, as many as two million Cambodians died from exposure, disease, and starvation, or were executed at the hands of the Party. The dominant interpretation of Cambodian history during this period presents the CPK as a totalitarian, communist, and autarkic regime seeking to reorganize Cambodian society around a primitive, agrarian political economy. From Rice Fields to Killing Fields challenges previous interpretations and provides a documentary-based Marxist interpretation of the political economy of Democratic Kampuchea. Tyner argues that Cambodia's mass violence was the consequence not of the deranged attitudes and paranoia of a few tyrannical leaders but that the violence was structural, the direct result of a series of political and economic reforms that were designed to accumulate capital rapidly: the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of people through forced evacuations, the imposition of starvation wages, the promotion of import-substitution policies, and the intensification of agricultural production through forced labor. Moving beyond the Cambodian genocide, Tyner maintains that it is a mistake to view Democratic Kampuchea in isolation, as an aberration or something unique. Rather, the policies and practices initiated by the Khmer Rouge must be seen in a larger, historical-geographical context. --
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1966-
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Tyner, James A.
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Syracuse studies in geography
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  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Communism
  • Political violence
  • Cambodia
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From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge, James A. Tyner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
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  • txt
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Contents
A critique of Khmer Rouge political economy -- Revolution -- Reconstruction -- Production -- Manufacturing indifference -- Abolishment and reproduction -- Dead labor
Control code
ocn985798590
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780815635413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985798590
Label
From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge, James A. Tyner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) 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
Contents
A critique of Khmer Rouge political economy -- Revolution -- Reconstruction -- Production -- Manufacturing indifference -- Abolishment and reproduction -- Dead labor
Control code
ocn985798590
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780815635413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985798590

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