Violent Erasures and Erasing Violence: Contesting Cambodia’s Landscapes of Violence
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All that remains of Keat Sophal is a photograph (Figure 1.1). We know little about her death, and even less about her life. Documentary evidence indicates that she was arrested on 13 April 1977. She was detained at Tuol Sleng, the infamous ‘security center’ code-named ‘S-21’, for 99 days until the day of her ‘termination’ on 22 July 1977. Her remains have never been identified; it is not known if anyone remembers her in life.
KeywordsKhmer Rouge Industrial Capitalism Cultural Geography Mass Violence Mass Atrocity
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