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Title: La vida cotidiana en Phnom Penh durante el régimen de los Jemeres Rojos
Author: Pérez Fernández, Gonzalo
Director: Fernández González, Miquel
Keywords: evacuation
agrarian utopia
nationalism
militarization
puritanism
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: The evacuation of Phnom Penh, begun on April 17, 1975, was the first in a series of experiments that sought to radically transform Cambodian society. In just a few days, the city went from housing more than two million four hundred thousand people to just over twenty thousand. Phnom Penh would be emptied of people, certainly, but it was not an abandoned city. His strange luck, one of the unknowns of the system without deciphering, is what is intended to rebuild in this work. Although initially, the recovery of daily life in the capital during this period was the main objective of this case study, the investigation was complicated in its final stages. And not precisely because of the new questions that arose after the study of that everyday life, but rather because of the variety of answers (more than twelve) that the Khmer Rouge have been offering to a single question that researchers have been asking during the last forty years: why did they do it? Through the contrast between the daily life of the city and the theoretical justifications that the Khmer Rouge offered to substantiate their decision, a different way of dealing with the riddle is proposed: with the explanations that resisted the screening of the comparison, a provisional hypothesis has been formulated that Try to solve, even partially, the research problem.
Language: Spanish
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/104086
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