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The Political Construction of Narrative and Collective Memory in Cambodia

Gidley, Rebecca


The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979 in what is known locally as the “Pol Pot era.” This personification of blame was carefully cultivated by the group that overthrew the Khmer Rouge, who were themselves former Khmer Rouge members, and who continue to rule the country in 2017 as the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). The two main elements of the preferred narrative of the CPP are: the horrors of the Khmer Rouge are solely attributable to a handful of evil leaders,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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