"Spatial Violence: Mapping a Response to Genocide"

Laura Diamond Dixit
Pidgin 7, 2009

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"The Khmer Rouge's violent policies were directly related to urban space, as exemplified by their decision to empty Cambodia's cities and make the countryside into a series of revolutionary sites. The evacuation of the city suggested a form of urbicide: in attempting to construct a new society, hostility was directed not only against the inhabitants of Cambodia, but against the notion that cities should even exist as a type of spatial organization."

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