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People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today Alexandra Kent

People of Virtue: Reconfiguring Religion, Power and Moral Order in Cambodia Today

Alexandra Kent

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9788776940379
Paperback
323 pages
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Much attention has been given to the killing fields of Cambodia, far less to how the country can recover and heal itself after such an experience. Crucial to this process has been the formation of a new moral order in Cambodia and hence the revivalMoreMuch attention has been given to the killing fields of Cambodia, far less to how the country can recover and heal itself after such an experience. Crucial to this process has been the formation of a new moral order in Cambodia and hence the revival of religion in the country. However, this process requires that the representatives of religion and of morality do have credibility and moral authority, something that may be called into question by their past and present involvement in hegemonic political and secular affairs. The importance of this volume, therefore, is not only that it contributes to the new interest in religion in Cambodia but also because it places the religious revival in a nuanced social, cultural and political context and shows how Cambodia pursues order in large part through reference to her past.