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Home SOS is Katherine Brickell’s new book, soon to be published by the Wiley Royal Geographical Society Book Series. The book, and the presentation, argues that the home is central to the violence and gendered contingency of existence in crisis ordinary Cambodia. Based on over 300 interviews conducted over 15 years, Katherine explores women’s experiences of survival-work in (un)eventful situations of domestic violence and forced eviction. Charting the journey of Cambodia’s first-ever domestic violence law, alongside women’s housing activism against forced eviction, her book examines how the political economy of the country has conspired to limit - and in some cases quash - the transformative potential that each might hold. Together, domestic violence and forced eviction are shown to be interrelated oppressions and brutalisations of domestic life that gravitate and retrain multiple subfields of geography on to the home sphere as a public-private hybrid worthy of energised study.
About the author
Katherine Brickell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Her research has been recognised by the 2014 Gill Memorial award from the Royal Geography Society and 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prize from the Leverhulme Trust. She is former Chair of the RGS-IBG Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group, is journal editor of Gender, Place & Culture, and has co-edited four books including The Handbook of Displacement (2020), The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia (2017), Geographies of Forced Eviction (2017), Translocal Geographies (2011). More information about her research is provided at www.katherinebrickell.com and via Twitter (@K_Brickell).