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Cambodia Practical Tips for Travelers by Elinor LeBaron

Practical tips for travelers exploring Cambodia, from Phnom Penh to the ancient temples of Angkor, a floating village, Buddhist temples, the Royal Palace complex and much more. Nearly 100 color photos and maps. Included, too, are useful notes on the culture and interesting things to see on your journey. This book gives you great advice on preparing for your trip to Cambodia, traveling inside Cambodia, lodging, dining, shopping, health, and points of interest. This is the book you should read BEFORE you go!

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A Short History of Cambodia by John Tully

Temples and killing fields, mighty rivers and impenetrable forests, a past filled with glory and decline Cambodia is a land of contrasts. A millennia ago it was an empire at the height of its power, building the vast temple complexes of Angkor. Now, a thousand years later, ravaged by conflict and a genocidal civil war, Cambodia finds itself struggling with democracy, beset by corruption and on the lowest end of the global spectrum of economic wealth.

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  • Published in Politics

Aid Dependence in Cambodia by Sophal Ear

International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for more peaceful, representative rule. Yet the country's social indicators and the integrity of its political institutions declined rapidly within a few short years, while inequality grew dramatically. Conducting an unflinching investigation into these developments, Sophal Ear reveals the pernicious effects of aid dependence and its perversion of Cambodian democracy.

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  • Published in Culture

Silk Pocket by Sokha Seng

This story is about Cambodian ancient silk skirts during the 12th and 13th century of Khmer empire time silk was very well known. It was given to Srey Peng grandma and Srey Peng mom. Around 1970’s it was passed to Srey Peng mom to keep it safe and carry over through Khmer Rouge time where nothing is hidden behind the Khmer rouge eyes. Srey Peng mom kept the silk skirt safe for 38 years until 2018 her little girl was turning Six years old and was curious enough.

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  • Published in Society

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia by Larissa Sandy

Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary legal framework, and analyses the motivations for sex work, examining in particular how women become locked into debt bondage.

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Cambodia's Neoliberal Order by Simon Springer

Neoliberal economics have emerged in the post-Cold War era as the predominant ideological tenet applied to the development of countries in the global south. For much of the global south, however, the promise that markets will bring increased standards of living and emancipation from tyranny has been an empty one. Instead, neoliberalisation has increased the gap between rich and poor and unleashed a firestorm of social ills.

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Behind the Facade by Lee Morgenbesser

Behind the Facade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections. Using comprehensive case studies of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Lee Morgenbesser argues that elections allow authoritarian regimes to collect information, pursue legitimacy, manage political elites, and sustain neopatrimonial domination.

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Cambodian Harvest by Rhonda Pooley

A single woman in her sixties travels to Cambodia to set up a dried fruit factory - a project to provide landmine survivors with an income and hope for the future. Overcoming official corruption, cultural prejudice and minimal financial support, her inspirational story will challenge everyone who thinks they are too broken or too old to make an impact for God in this world.

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  • Published in Society

Human Trafficking in Cambodia by Chenda Keo

Reporting the findings of a comprehensive study of human trafficking in Cambodia, this book focuses on the characteristics and operations of the traffickers. It provides a theoretical framework that explains the emergence of the phenomenon, and the role of moral panic and western hegemony in the war on human trafficking.

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