Skip to main content

Home SOS: New book by Professor Katherine Brickell

  • Date21 July 2020

We are delighted to see Professor Katherine Brickell’s new book, Home SOS: Gender, Violence, and Survival in Crisis Ordinary Cambodia, published this month.

Drawing on 15 years of fieldwork, Home SOS argues that the home is central to the violence and gendered contingency of existence in crisis ordinary Cambodia. Based on over 300 interviews, it focuses on women's experiences of survival-work in (un)eventful situations of domestic violence and forced eviction. In doing so it:

  • Provides an original study bringing domestic violence and forced eviction into twin view
  • Offers relational insights between different violences to build an integrated understanding of women’s experiences of home life
  • Mobilises the crisis ordinary as a critical pedagogy and imaginary through which to understand everyday gendered politics of survival
  • Positions domestic violence and forced eviction as manifestations of intimate war against women’s homes and bodies located inside and outside of the traditional purview of war
  • Reaffirms and reprioritises the home as a political entity which is foundational to the concerns of human geography.

To purchase the book and to find out more from the publisher, follow this link. You can also find out more about Katherine and her work here.

Congratulations, Katherine!

Explore Royal Holloway

All undergraduates starting with us in 2020 onwards have the opportunity to take a Placement Year, which will add even more value to your studies.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help

Discover more about our 21 departments and schools

Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

They say the two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future

Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today