9780299297541-0299297543-Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Critical Human Rights)

Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Critical Human Rights)

ISBN-13: 9780299297541
ISBN-10: 0299297543
Edition: 1
Author: Caswell, Michelle
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 231 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780299297541
ISBN-10: 0299297543
Edition: 1
Author: Caswell, Michelle
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 231 pages

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Acknowledged authors Caswell, Michelle wrote Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Critical Human Rights) comprising 231 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0299297543 and 9780299297541. Since then Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (Critical Human Rights) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

Winner, Waldo Gifford Leland Award, Society of American Archivists

Longlist, ICAS Book Prize, International Convention of Asia Scholars

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