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Book review: man or monster?: the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer by Alexander Laban Hinton

Wu, Sharon (2017) Book review: man or monster?: the trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer by Alexander Laban Hinton. LSE Review of Books (08 May 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton examines the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, more commonly known as Duch, who oversaw the torture and execution of prisoners during the Khmer Rouge’s rule of Cambodia in the 1970s. Bringing together creative ethnography, fieldwork and interviews and drawing on personal experience, this elegantly written and nuanced appraisal tackles the challenge of assessing the complexity of its central figure’s crimes, life and character, while addressing larger questions of transitional justice, writes Sharon Wu.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JX International law
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 10:01
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 17:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76092

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