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Reframing Singapore : memory - identity - trans-regionalism


Heng, Derek; Aljunied, Syed Muhd Khairudin (ed.)

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Abstract Table of contents: 1 Introduction / Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied and Derek Heng REFRAMING THE HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 2 From Political Rhetoric to National History: Bi-Culturalism and Hybridisation in the Construction of Singapore’s Historical Narrative / Derek Heng Thiam Soon 3 Gateway and Panopticon: Singapore and Surviving Regime Change in the Nineteenth-Century Malay World / Koh Keng We 4 Beyond the Rhetoric of Communalism: Violence and the Process of Reconciliation in 1950s Singapore / Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied 5 The Politics of Fires in Post-1950s Singapore and the Making of the Modernist Nation-State / Loh Kah Seng 6 Gender and Discipline in ‘The Singapore Story’: The Female Chinese Factory Workers in Perspective, c. 1980-c. 1990 109 / Ernest Koh LOCATING IDENTITIES ACROSS BORDERS 7 Textualising the Baba Identity: Insights into the Making of a Bibliography / Bonny Tan 8 Negotiating Identities, Affiliations and Interests: The Many Lives of Han Wai Toon, an Overseas Chinese / Sharon Wong Wai Yee 9 Singaporean First: Challenging the Concept of Transnational Malay Masculinity / Lenore Lyons and Michele Ford 10 Trans-National Biographies and Trans-National Habiti: The Case of Chinese-Singaporeans in Hong Kong / Caroline Plüss SINGAPORE AS TRANS-REGIONAL CONDUIT 11 Indian Media and the Lure of ‘Uniquely Singapore’ / Faizal bin Yahya and Arunajeet Kaur 12 Localising the Global and Globalising the Local: The Global Households of Filipina Trans-Migrant Workers and Their Singapore Employers / Janet M. Arnado 13 Raffles Hotel Singapore: Advertising, Consumption and Romance / Chris Hudson 14 The Role of Recruitment Agencies for Japanese Working Women in Singapore / Yoshimichi Yui

Deze verzameling van essays over Singapore houdt de geschiedenis en huidige ontwikkelingen van deze stadstaat tegen het licht. Met een multidisciplinaire benadering kijken de auteurs nog eens kritisch naar de Singaporese geschiedenis om zo beter zicht te krijgen op de uitdagingen waar het land en zijn bewoners op dit moment voor staan.
Keywords ethnic relations; Singapore; twentieth century; multicultural society; social integration; historical development; cultural identity; national identity
Classification Other Fields of Social Sciences
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 320 p.
Series ICAS Publications Series, 6
ISBN 978-90-8964-094-9
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works