Responding to Globalization: Nation, Culture and Identity in Singapore, 1st Edition

  • Selvaraj Velayutham
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  • ISBN-10: 9812307176
  • ISBN-13: 9789812307170
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 239 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Investigates the Singapore Government's approach to the construction of national identity and the shifting ways in which Singapore has been imagined in official discourses. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Globalization and the Nation-State.
1: The Making of the Singapore Nation-State and the Quest for a National Identity.
2: The Rhetoric of Asian Values and the Embracing of a “New Asian” Identity.
3: Creating National Citizens for a Global City.
4: Re-Branding Singapore: Cosmopolitan Cultural and Urban Redevelopment in a Global City-State.
5: At “Home” in a Globalized City-State?.
6: Conclusion.
About the Author.