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Funding for everyday geopolitics

Jason Dittmer receives Fellowships for Cambodian and Australian studies

Funding for everyday geopolitics

Dr Jason Dittmer has received funding to pursue two studies over the summer of 2012.


The first award, for a study of memory and graphic narrative in Cambodian comics, was given by the UK Association of Southeast Asian Studies to interview Cambodian comics writers/artists about the lasting legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime and its aftermath on their art and storytelling.


The second study, funded by an IRIS fellowship from the University of Western Sydney, is of nationalist thanatourism (i.e. tourism of sites related to national sacrifice). This research will be conducted with Dr Emma Waterton from UWS, and entails ethnographic observation of tourists at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.


Together, the projects will contribute to the development of everyday geopolitics, a field of study that seeks to examine the constitution of geopolitics through subjective experiences and the everyday.


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