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How has Singapore's multiracialism policy evolved, and how has it impacted on ethnic relations and nation-building in a secure, yet perpetually vulnerable, Singapore? This important book addresses these important questions through a critical analysis of ethnic markers in key facets of Singaporean life, such as elections and race quotas in public housing, national service, ethnic self-help groups, the rise of "Chineseness" and increased religious piety. The author challenges the conventional wisdom that multiracialism in Singapore is unequivocally race-blind or nonethnic in its approach. Instead, he argues that Singapore is an ethnic-conscious state wherein race, culture and language are instrumentally mobilized as key resources in nation-building and political governance. This could have potentially ethnic/racial enhancing or polarizing effects, thus undermining the stability of the multiracial framework in Singapore.
Readership: Academics and students with research interests in Singapore and ethnic relations; all people with a general interest in Singaporean issues.
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Book Description World Scientific, U.S.A, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. The book is clean. No writings on the pages. Seller Inventory # ABE-5323095396939708892
Book Description World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG9812706046