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Coercive Localization in Southwest Vietnam: Khmer Land Disputes and the Containment of Dissent

Taylor, Philip


This paper describes the protracted struggles by ethnic Khmers in An Giang Province to regain farmland taken from them by ethnic Vietnamese migrants during their forced absence from the Vietnam-Cambodian border during and after the Third Indochina War. Efforts by the original landowners to organize collectively to seek justice from national authorities were stifled by local officials motivated to preserve the new status quo and were ideologically delegitimized by members of the rural middle...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Vietnamese Studies
DOI: 10.1525/vs.2014.9.3.55
Access Rights: Open Access


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