The Social Order of Postconflict Transformation in Cambodia
Provides a short history of the Cambodian conflict and the transition to peace. Explains the social structure of the insurgent military and the theoretical instruments used to study habitus, different types of resources, and group information. Deals with the strategies of the habitus groups during “reintegration” and the mechanisms guiding their post-conflict transition into other social fields. Analyze three ways in which ex-Khmer Rouge tried to symbolically reconstruct their social status in their local communities and female combatants of the Khmer Rouge. Discusses the role of the diaspora as a support base and a refuge for some higher-ranking commanders.