Departments of Geography and Anthropology Host Guest Lecture with Dr. James Tyner

October 15, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 1.56.31 PMThe Departments of Geography and Anthropology are pleased to host a guest lecture titled “Mapping Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Genocide” with Dr. James Tyner, award winning scholar and CSULB alum, of Kent State University.

The following abstract is what Dr. Tyner will be exploring during the guest lecture:

While the de-population of Phnom Penh during the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979) has received considerable analytic attention, decidedly less research has focused on the city as a ‘command-and-control’ node in an integrated space-economy. Far from being a ‘city with no people’, Phnom Penh served as a functioning city and was the catalytic center-point of Khmer Rouge  (CPK) policy and practice. In this talk Professor Tyner begins the task of mapping Phnom Penh as it existed during the years 1975-1979. In so doing, he argues that such a geographically-informed analysis is necessary for it provides the spatial foundation for an understanding of CPK practice.

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