If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

A Head for an Eye: Revenge in the Cambodian Genocide

Alexander Laban Hinton
American Ethnologist
Vol. 25, No. 3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 352-377
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/645789
Page Count: 26
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
A Head for an Eye: Revenge in the Cambodian Genocide
Preview not available

Abstract

More than one and one half million Cambodians died from disease, starvation, overwork, and execution under Khmer Rouge rule (1975-79). To help redress the lack of anthropological research on the origins of such large-scale genocides, in this article I explore how the Cambodian cultural model of disproportionate revenge, in combination with Communist Party ideology, provided a cultural template for the extreme violence that took place during this period. [genocide, Cambodia, Khmer Rouge, violence, revenge, cultural models, Marxist ideology]

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
352
    352
  • Thumbnail: Page 
353
    353
  • Thumbnail: Page 
354
    354
  • Thumbnail: Page 
355
    355
  • Thumbnail: Page 
356
    356
  • Thumbnail: Page 
357
    357
  • Thumbnail: Page 
358
    358
  • Thumbnail: Page 
359
    359
  • Thumbnail: Page 
360
    360
  • Thumbnail: Page 
361
    361
  • Thumbnail: Page 
362
    362
  • Thumbnail: Page 
363
    363
  • Thumbnail: Page 
364
    364
  • Thumbnail: Page 
365
    365
  • Thumbnail: Page 
366
    366
  • Thumbnail: Page 
367
    367
  • Thumbnail: Page 
368
    368
  • Thumbnail: Page 
369
    369
  • Thumbnail: Page 
370
    370
  • Thumbnail: Page 
371
    371
  • Thumbnail: Page 
372
    372
  • Thumbnail: Page 
373
    373
  • Thumbnail: Page 
374
    374
  • Thumbnail: Page 
375
    375
  • Thumbnail: Page 
376
    376
  • Thumbnail: Page 
377
    377