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Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Critical Human Rights)

Caswell, Michelle

Verlag: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 0299297543 / ISBN 13: 9780299297541
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Titel: Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, ...

Verlag: University of Wisconsin Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A series of photographic mug shots taken by the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia are agents in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0299297543

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Inhaltsangabe: Roughly 1.7 million people died in Cambodia from untreated disease, starvation, and execution during the Khmer Rouge reign of less than four years in the late 1970s. The regime?s brutality has come to be symbolized by the multitude of black-and-white mug shots of prisoners taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state? were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and injustice as they are deployed at various moments in time and space. From their creation as Khmer Rouge administrative records to their transformation beginning in 1979 into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, the mug shots are a key player in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering.

Über den Autor: Michelle Caswell is assistant professor of archival studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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