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Irrigating a Socialist Utopia : Disciplinary Space and Population Control under the Khmer Rouge , 1975-1979

@inproceedings{Bultmann2011IrrigatingAS,
  title={Irrigating a Socialist Utopia : Disciplinary Space and Population Control under the Khmer Rouge , 1975-1979},
  author={D. Bultmann},
  year={2011}
}
The article shows how the Khmer Rouge’s restructuring of the environment into a socialist utopian space could be explained as an attempt to establish and tighten control over the populace and the factionalized movement. By inscribing power structures into the environment, the Khmer Rouge tried to ‘create’ loyal and faithful subjects. Michel Foucault’s concepts of a ‘disciplinary space’ and panoptical control help to understand the massive environmental reshaping and it’s connection to the… Expand
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