This book explores how the legacy of violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia is memorialized. Engaging with war, violence and critical heritage studies, the book looks at how the selective production of heritage diminishes opportunities for justice and reconciliation beyond the violence. It should be of particular interest to students and scholars interested in heritage studies, memory, trauma, genocide, dark tourism, and Cambodia.
James A. Tyner is Professor of Geography at Kent State University, Ohio. His research operates at the intersection of political and population geography with a focus on war, violence and genocide. He is the author of 13 books, including War, Violence, and Population (2009) which received the AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Geography and Iraq, Terror, and the Philippines' Will to War (2007) which received the Julian Minghi Award for Outstanding Contribution to Political Geography.
Acknowledgments / 1. 'Dig a Hole and Bury the Past' / 2. 'Their Bones Have Piled Up' / 3. 'More Than I Can Speak' / 4. 'Only if Pregnant Women were Killed' / 5. 'They Just Kept Bombing' / 6. 'They Are Murderous Thugs' / Bibliography / Index