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Title Multiculturalism, migration, and the politics of identity in Singapore / Kwen Fee Lian, editor.

Published Singapore : Springer, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (v, 158 pages)
Series Asia in transition, 2364-8260 ; volume 1
Asia in transition (Springer (Firm)) ; v. 1. 2364-8260
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Multiculturalism in Singapore: Concept and Practice -- Chapter 3: Decolonization and the Politics of Multiculturalism -- Chapter 4: The Postcolonial Predicament of Ceylon Tamils -- Chapter 5: The Tamil Muslim Dilemma -- Chapter 6: The Politics of Racialization and Malay Identity -- Chapter 7: The New Immigrants: Indian 'Expat' Professionals -- Chapter 8: Constructing Nationality for Transnational Life: PRC Students Migrants.
Summary This edited volume focuses on how multiculturalism, as statecraft, has had both intended and unintended consequences on Singapore's various ethnic communities. The contributing authors address and update contemporary issues and developments in the practice of multiculturalism in Singapore by interfacing the practice of multiculturalism over two critical periods, the colonial and the global. The coverage of the first period examines the colonial origins and conception of multiculturalism and the post-colonial application of multiculturalism as a project of the nation and its consequences for the Tamil Muslim, Ceylon-Tamil, and Malay communities. The content on the second period addresses immigration in the context of globalization with the arrival of new immigrants from South and East Asia, who pose a challenge to the concept and practice of multiculturalism in Singapore. For both periods, the contributors examine how the old migrants have attempted to come to terms with living in a multicultural society that has been constructed in the image of the state, and how the new migrants will reshape that society in the course of their ongoing politics of identity.
Other author Lian, Kwen Fee, 1950- editor.
Subject Multiculturalism -- Singapore.
Cultural pluralism -- Singapore.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789812876768 (electronic bk.)
9812876766 (electronic bk.)
9789812876775 (print)
9789811357039 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-981-287-676-8