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Archiving the Unspeakable Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia

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ISBN-10: 0299297543

ISBN-13: 9780299297541

Edition: 2014

Authors: Michelle Caswell

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Roughly 1.7 million people died in Cambodia from untreated disease, starvation, and execution during the Khmer Rouge reign of less than four years in the late 1970s. The regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by the multitude of black-and-white mug shots of prisoners taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and injustice as they are deployed at various…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 4/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English