Responding to Globalization: Nation, Culture and Identity in Singapore

Responding to Globalization: Nation, Culture and Identity in Singapore

By: Selvaraj Velayutham (author)Paperback

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Despite unprecedented levels of global interconnectedness, little academic attention has been paid to how governments actively deal with the challenges globalization poses for national identity. This book 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.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.

About Author

Selvaraj Velayutham, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812304209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 239
  • ID: 9789812304209
  • ISBN10: 9812304207

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