No longer Singaporean

Leong, Susan (2011) No longer Singaporean. Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25(4), pp. 559-572.

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From communal politics and internet governance to language policies, the tiny speck that is Singapore is known for doing things its own way, with an innovative if patriarchal government kneading a hungry, migrant mass into one of the most well-disciplined, efficient, and diligent working populations in Southeast Asia. Much has also been made of its success at multiculturalism though some, like sociologist Chua Beng Huat, argue it to be multiracialism. Using Chua's argument as a platform for departure, and taking a cue from Stratton's notion of ‘everyday multiculturalism’ I argue through a reflexive exploration of Singapore as a lived experience, that rather than conflict, the two theories complement each other with the former paving the way for the latter.

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ID Code: 43965
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Singapore, New migrant, belonging, everyday multiculturalism, multiracialism
DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2011.575215
ISSN: 1030-4312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2011 02:22
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2011 02:22

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