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From rice fields to killing fields : nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge

Author: James A Tyner
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Syracuse studies in geography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Between 1975 and 1979, the Communist Party of Kampuchea fundamentally transformed the social, economic, political, and natural landscape of Cambodia. During this time, as many as two million Cambodians died from exposure, disease, and starvation, or were executed at the hands of the Party. The dominant interpretation of Cambodian history during this period presents the CPK as a totalitarian, communist, and autarkic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyner, James A., 1966-
From rice fields to killing fields.
[Syracuse, New York] : Syracuse University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017032597
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Tyner
ISBN: 9780815635567 0815635567 9780815635413 0815635419 0815654227 9780815654223
OCLC Number: 985798590
Description: xxv, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A critique of Khmer Rouge political economy --
Revolution --
Reconstruction --
Production --
Manufacturing indifference --
Abolishment and reproduction --
Dead labor.
Series Title: Syracuse studies in geography.
Other Titles: Nature, life, and labor under the Khmer Rouge
Responsibility: James A. Tyner.


Provides a documentary-based Marxist interpretation of the political economy of Democratic Kampuchea. Tyner argues that Cambodia's mass violence was the consequence not of the deranged attitudes and  Read more...


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A must-read for students of Cambodia and of stateled economic development. Tyner argues that KhmerRouge leaders inductively drew lessons from physical conditions and economic practice to shape Read more...

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