(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The spirits are crying : dispossessing land and possessing bodies in rural Cambodia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEBAN A. (1) ; WORK C. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Development Sociology, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Anthropology, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines land dispossession and body possession in rural Cambodia. First, it demonstrates that land spirits continue as members of political patronage chains at both the state and the local level. Second, that the non-capitalist logics of spirit negotiations both challenged and legitimized large-scale land acquisition projects. It concludes that the spirit shaped contemporary capital-ist expansion in ways that call for a critical examination of the ontological certainty that all land is designed for human production and consumption


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 593-610]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12073

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