Place and Placelessness

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As I have been finalising the book edit, I have increasingly been drawn to maps to help tell the story – both the Khmer Rouge history, and that of the school program. This has prompted me to go back to Edward Relph’s Place and Placelessness, a geography classic. I was introduced to his work by comments in James Tyner’s book, The …

A Sense of Place

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I have been reading James Tyner’s book, The Killing of Cambodia: Geography, Genocide and the Unmasking of Space. It is well established that in defining Year Zero, the Khmer Rouge wanting to arbitrarily re-start the Cambodian clock, with no reference to history or the outside world. This was done as foundation context for the necessary revolution. The KR enrolled time in …