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Author Ebihara, May, author.

Title Svay : a Khmer village in Cambodia / May Mayko Ebihara ; edited by Andrew Mertha ; with an introduction by Judy Ledgerwood.

Published Ithaca, New York : Southeast Asia Program Publications, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D)--Columbia University, 1971.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface / Mertha, Andrew -- Introduction / Ledgerwood, Judy -- Svay: A Khmer Village in Cambodia -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Cambodia as a Whole -- Chapter 3 Village Svay: The Setting and Social Structure -- Chapter 4 Economic Organization -- Chapter 5 Religion -- Chapter 6 The Life Cycle -- Chapter 7 Political Organization -- Chapter 8 Relations of the Village with the Surrounding World -- Chapter 9 Conclusion -- Appendix A Ethnological Literature on the Khmer -- Appendix B Circumstances of the Research -- Appendix C Demographic Analysis of West Svay's Population -- Appendix D Census of Households in West Svay -- Appendix E Kinship Terminology -- Appendix F Cultivated Flora in West Svay -- Appendix G Ownership of Property and Additional Sources of Income -- Appendix H The Division of Labor in Common Activities -- Appendix I The Annual Cycle -- References -- Memories of the Pol Pot Era in a Cambodian Village -- Memories of the Pol Pot Era in a Cambodian Village -- Index.
Summary "May Mayko Ebihara (1934-2005) was the first American anthropologist to conduct ethnographic research in Cambodia. Provides a remarkably detailed picture of individual villagers and of Khmer social structure and kinship, agriculture, politics, and religion. The world Ebihara described would soon be shattered by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge. Fifty percent of the villagers perished in the reign of terror, including those who had been Ebihara's adoptive parents and grandparents during her fieldwork. Never before published as a book, Ebihara's dissertation served as the foundation for much of our subsequent understanding of Cambodian history, society, and politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Mertha, Andrew, 1965- editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Khmers -- Cambodia -- Svay Riĕng.
Village communities -- Cambodia -- Svay Riĕng.
Svay Riĕng (Cambodia) -- Social life and customs.
Svay Riĕng (Cambodia) -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781501714801 (pdf)
9781501714719 (epub/mobi)
9781501715112 (hardback)