My dear Kacvey,

Here are 2 books that you may recommend to your students:

A PROPER WOMAN” by THAVRY THON, edited by PETER FORD. The book was self-published by the author in February 2017, under ISBN No: 9781542493628.

A short extract from the back cover page reads:
“From a rural girl to become an independent traveler and writer.”
“This is the true story of a young Cambodian woman who has challenged her country social’s social and cultural norms throughout her life and as a consequence has become an ambassador for female empowerment.”

VIOLENCE AND THE CIVILISING PROCESS IN CAMBODIA” by RODERIC BROADHURST, THIERRY BOUHOURS and BRIGITTE BOUHOURS. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2015, under ISBN No: 9781107109117.

A short extract from the back cover page reads:
“In 1939, the German sociologist Norbert Elias published his groundbreaking work The Civilising Process, which has come to be regarded as one of the most influential works of sociology today. In this insight new study tracing the history of violence in Cambodia, the authors evaluate the extent to which Elias’s theories can be applied in a non-western context. Drawing from historical and contemporary archival sources, constabulary statistics, victim surveys and newspaper reports, Broadhurst, Bouhours and Bouhours chart trends and forms of violence throughout Cambodia from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present day. Analysing periods of colonisation, anti-colonial wars, independence, civil war, the revolutionary terror of the 1970s and post-conflict development, the authors assess whether violence has decreased and whether such a decline can be attributed to Elias’s civilising process, identifying a series of universal factors that have historically reduced violence.”

“Roderic Broadhurst is Professor of Criminology at the Australian National University.”
“Thierry Bouhours is a visiting research fellow at the Australian National University.”
“Brigitte Bouhours is a visiting scholar at the Regulatory Institutions Network of the Australian National University.”

Enjoy the reading!