Ideologies inside textbooks: Vietnamization and re-Khmerization of political education in Cambodia during the 1980s

Saori Hagai, Yuto Kitamura, Khlok Vichet Ratha, Will Brehm

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Abstract

This chapter analyzes school textbooks in Cambodia during the 1980s when the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) was in power. Our paper focuses on the portrayal inside textbooks of Democratic Kampuchea (DK), which was the regime that preceded the PRK and is commonly known as the Khmer Rouge. Education during this period attempted to unify survivors of the auto/genocide that occurred during the DK period (1975–1979) and was used as a political tool to create favorable public sentiment for the ruling power in the capital, Phnom Penh (Okada, 1998).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication(Re)Constructing Memory
Subtitle of host publicationEducation, Identity, and Conflict
EditorsMichelle J. Bellino, , James H. Williams
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Chapter3
Pages50-73
Number of pages25
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9789463008600
ISBN (Print)9789463008587
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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