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The Asian Modern Culture, Capitalist Development, Singapore / C.J.W.-L. Wee.

Author/Creator:
Wee, C. J. Wan-ling.
Publication:
Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, [2007]
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (229 p.)
Subjects:
Mass media -- Social aspects -- Singapore.
Capitalism -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Economic conditions.
Singapore -- Social conditions.
Singapore -- Civilization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
How does one comprehend the phenomenon of the modernization of an Asian society in a globalized East Asian context? With this opening question, the author proceeds to give an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia, such as those of India, Malaysia, and Singapore, are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between different socio-political, historical, economic, and cultural agents.
Contents:
Foreword / by Chua Beng Huat
Acknowledgements
Introduction
ch. 1. The Asian modern
- pt. 1. Deterritorialisation
ch. 2. The "modern" construction of postcolonial Singapore
ch. 3. Economic development and the national narrative
ch. 4. The homogenised urban environment and locality
pt. 2. Reterritorialisation
ch. 5. The state, ethnic identity and capitalism
ch. 6. Staging cultural fragments, the Singaporean eunuch and the Asian Lear
Epilogue : disciplinary modernisation, the Asian economic crisis and re-invention
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-206) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
988-220-750-2
1-282-70942-9
9786612709425
988-8052-83-7
OCLC:
646068524
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