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Author: Theresa de Langis

Title: What Is Remembered?

Subtitle: Gendered Silence, Sexual Violence, and the Khmer Rouge Atrocity

In: Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

Edited by: JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee

Place: Toronto

Publisher: Women's Press

Year: 2016

Pages: 135-166

ISBN-13: 9780889615823 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615847 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615830 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Cambodian History | Prosecution: Trials / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; Types: Forced Marriage



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Abstract: »In her chapter on Cambodia, "What Is Remembered? Gendered Silence, Sexual Violence, and the Khmer Rouge Atrocity," Theresa de Langis critiques the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which is adjudicating the myriad crimes against humanity allegedly committed by the most senior Khmer Rouge leaders still living and fit to stand trial. Her chapter critiques the tribunal's narrow and reluctant approach to taking up the specific crimes against women–namely forced marriage and sexual violence committed by Khmer Rouge state agents–offering an alternative narrative based on the testimonies of females survivors and witnesses as recorded in the Cambodian Women's Oral History Project (2013-2014). She reassesses the meaning and impact of Code 6–a Khmer Rouge policy erroneously assumed by the ECCC to be an anti-rape policy. In doing so, she discusses the nuances of how Khmer Rouge policies impacted women in particular (separation of families; starvation, forced labour, and forced transfers; and forced marriage and consequent forced pregnancies), as well as bringing to light the experiences of unique crimes specifically aimed at women (mass rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, and sexual mutilation, among others). Her chapter also discusses the responses and means of resistance utilized by women to navigate the atrocity and how these both called forth and transformed established gender roles during and after the Khmer Rouge period.« (JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee. »Introduction.« Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance. Edited by JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz et al. Toronto 2016: 9)

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 135)
  Biography (p. 141)
  The Impact of Culturally Defined Roles on Women: Mediated Identity (p. 142)
  Women's Anticipatory Responses: Mediated Agency and Survival Strategies (p. 144)
  Difference in Treatment of Women and Men (p. 151)
  Women's Reactions and Processes in Responding to Genocide (p. 156)
  Notes (p. 161)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Cambodia / Democratic Kampuchea | Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia | Court: International court / Khmer Rouge Tribunal | Marriage: Forced marriage