Khmer Ways of Seeing, Migration and Divinatory Improvisation in Phnom Penh

Poonnatree Jiaviriyaboonya
Since the fall of the Khmer Rouge, local practices of divination, magic and spirit veneration have increased in diversity and popularity in Cambodia, including in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Although modern urban Khmers embody a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the way they see and make sense of the world, still draws upon their religious traditions. The resurgence of various occult technologies in Cambodian urban society supports the case made by scholars who have argued that...
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