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Author Lee, Daphnee, author.

Title Managing Chineseness : identity and ethnic management in Singapore / Daphnee Lee.

Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Frontiers of globalization
Frontiers of globalization series.
Springer Political Science and International Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Managing Chineseness as Identity Grafting -- 2. Sleeping Fishing Village overrun by Immigrants? -- 3. Typologizing Chineseness -- 4. The Complex -- 5. The Boys wear High Heels with Platforms -- 6. Sunshine and Bananas and Coconuts -- 7. Singapore Society in Transition, Really? -- 8. Indeed.
Summary This book explores the personal experiences of professionals who are a part of the post-colonial and late-industrializing reality in the global value chain in Singapore. Looking at Chinese Singaporean employees at a French multi-national firm, the author explores the evolving social constructions of 'Chineseness'. Sociologist Manuel Castells once hailed Singapore as 'the only true Leninist project that has survived', and Lee revisits the Singapore 'social laboratory', addressing recent dialectics that transpire within the global political economy. Currently, professional actors need to address the demands of dual hegemony in response to China's rise in the Western-dominated capitalist political economy. Underlying these constructions are enduring dispositions that mediate interpretations of professionalism. The author puts to test the potential for change, surveying a large cohort of teachers as makers of future professionals. The question is, does change occur in the domain of practice or the habitus, if it is possible in the first place? The book will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sociology, Identity and Ethnicity, Business Management, Globalisation, Organizational Sociology and Sociology of Education.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Chinese -- Singapore -- Ethnic identity.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9781137582584 (electronic bk.)
1137582588 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-58258-4