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The Resource Archiving the unspeakable : silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia, Michelle Caswell

Archiving the unspeakable : silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia, Michelle Caswell

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Archiving the unspeakable : silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia
Title
Archiving the unspeakable
Title remainder
silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Caswell
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Language
eng
Summary
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 moments in time and space. From their creation as Khmer Rouge administrative records to their transformation beginning in 1979 into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, the mug shots are key components in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering.--
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Caswell, Michelle
Dewey number
959.604/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
DS554.8
LC item number
.C385 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical human rights
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  • Tuol Sleng (Prison : Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Prisons
  • Political atrocities
  • Genocide
  • Political prisoners
  • Cambodia
  • Archives
  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Tuol Sleng (Prison : Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • Rote Khmer
  • HISTORY
  • Archives
  • Genocide
  • Political atrocities
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Cambodia
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Fotografie
  • Politischer Gefangener
  • Cambodge
Label
Archiving the unspeakable : silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia, Michelle Caswell
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Silence, Agency, and the Social Life of Records""; ""1. The Making of Records""; ""2. The Making of Archives""; ""3. The Making of Narratives""; ""4. The Making of Commodities""; ""Conclusion: The Archival Performance of Human Rights and the Ethics of Looking""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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871258137
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Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299297534
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40023345617
  • 11375525
Other physical details
illustrated.
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b354041c-45de-4f5c-a615-b904ca70d52d
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258137
Label
Archiving the unspeakable : silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia, Michelle Caswell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Silence, Agency, and the Social Life of Records""; ""1. The Making of Records""; ""2. The Making of Archives""; ""3. The Making of Narratives""; ""4. The Making of Commodities""; ""Conclusion: The Archival Performance of Human Rights and the Ethics of Looking""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
871258137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299297534
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40023345617
  • 11375525
Other physical details
illustrated.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b354041c-45de-4f5c-a615-b904ca70d52d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258137

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