• Man fishing from floating house
  • Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
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1942 to 1962
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    • Floating villages, which are mainly found at the mouths of the major rivers where they empty into Tonle Sap, represent another major type of village community in Cambodia. These communities are characterized by self-subsistence and are specialized in fishing activities. Surplus catch is used to purchase other essential foodstuffs and tools. Inhabitants live on moveable boathouses grouped into tight clusters. They maintain their position by moving seasonally with the rise and fall of the level of the lake. The village composition of these floating communities is more loosely structured than that of subsistence farmers on the plains. Their ethnic composition is quite varied, but the majority are Khmer and Vietnamese, with some Cham.
    • Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Choulean, Ang et al. Angkor: A Manual for the Past, Present and Future. Cambodia: UNESCO with United Nations Development Program and Swedish International Development Agency, 1998.
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    Preliminary Inventory of the Center for Asian Research Records (1966-2006). MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection (1995). 2007-04146. University Archives. ASU Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.…

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