The coloniality of abridgment: afterlives of mass violence in Cambodia and the US

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Abstract

This article examines processes of knowledge production around mass violence in 1970s Cambodia including media reportage and coeval scholarly debate, developing a conceptualisation of colonial abridgment. It assesses operations by which Cambodia as a country is violently essentialised, the occurrence of mass violence taking on metonymic grandeur that works to deny imperial legacies, entomb modern Cambodia in a hermetically sealed past and thereby maintain global order within existing racial-colonial logics.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389
Number of pages404
JournalThird World Quarterly
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2019

Keywords

  • Genocide
  • Cambodia
  • abridgment
  • neocolonialism
  • mass violence

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