Responding to Globalization: Nation, Culture and Identity in Singapore
Selvaraj Velayutham, author
Date of publication: 2007
Number of pages: 239
About the Publication
The hallmarks of Singapore's nation-building project have been the state's efforts to manage ethnic differences and ensure the economic well-being of its citizenry. Unlike other global cities which are embedded in a larger nation-state, Singapore is both a global city and a nation-state. Singapore embodies a curious contradiction: while global cities are often theorized as transient spaces, contradictorily, the nation-state needs to be bounded in order to remain viable.
This book focuses on the global/national nexus: the tensions between the necessity to embrace the global to ensure economic survival, yet needing a committed population to support the perpetuation of the nation-state and its economic success. It critically explores how the government has been responding to the challenges of globalization through policy initiatives and official rhetoric to create a "space" for affective identification with the Singaporean nation-state and how Singaporeans relate to and articulate their sense of identity and belonging to Singapore within the context of globalization.
PDF e-book files for this publication are available as detailed below.
|Responding to Globalization: Nation, Culture and Identity in Singapore||30.00 USD|
|1. The Making of the Singapore Nation-State and the Quest for a National Identity||6.00 USD|
|2. The Rhetoric of Asian Values and the Embracing of a New Asian Identity||6.00 USD|
|3. Creating National Citizens for a Global City||6.00 USD|
|4. Re-Branding Singapore: Cosmopolitan Cultural and Urban Redevelopment in a Global City-State||6.00 USD|
|5. At Home in a Globalized City-State?||6.00 USD|
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