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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... latter with the movement for same-sex marriage and participation in the armed services in the United States. This essay extends the application of these terms to Singapore, where between 2001 and 2004 the state tentatively and partially relaxed its restrictions on homosexual activity (e.g., the “Nation...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Shaoling Ma The mergers and separations that shaped the decolonizing third world also made media history. Singapore’s separation from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, after two tumultuous years of union was no exception. Radio and television, which broadcasted the seminal moments, embodied the mergers...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Joanne Leow This essay theorizes the cultivation, suppression, and cooptation of new forms of Asian tropicality in the material and cultural productions of contemporary Singapore. Originating in Anglo-American imperial discourse of the eighteenth century, tropicality suggests the social...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Contending with Primordialism: The ”Modern” Construction of Postcolonial Singapore C. J. W.-L. Wee E. J. Hobsbawm, in a recent address to the American Anthropological Association...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
...C. J. W.-L. Wee The Singapore People's Action Party (PAP) state's adapted Euro-US modernist impulses were reflected not in high cultural achievements but in building construction. Since independence, the PAP has revamped Singapore's colonial downtown into a conceptually empty postnational space...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 189–221.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and a Gramscian “constant struggle for hegemony” approach, this article discusses forum theater's relative autonomy from and susceptibility to the authoritarian and culture-industry logics of advanced industrial society. In 1993, forum theater was successfully introduced to Singapore by local...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jini Kim Watson This article examines literature from Korea and Singapore during the decades of rapid industrial and urban expansion following World War II. Using the concept of the “New Asian City,” the author argues that the growth of the cities behind these apparent “miracle economies” needs to...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Brian Bernards As a repressed space that lies behind the national heartland and beyond the purview of the dominant ideological contestation between official and cinematic discourses over this heartland, Singapore’s “inter-Asian hinterland” denotes the spaces where three key interrelations play out...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Daniel P. S. Goh Studies of Asian values discourse emphasize its link to the ideological articulation of Singapore's ruling elite in contemporary circumstances of global modernity. Significantly, an influential commentary has reflexively raised the postcolonial discomfort connected to the hybrid...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Benjamin McKay The article investigates the disjunctive mirroring of images and representations through films that evoke the larger socioeconomic and political relations between Singapore and the Philippines. The two films analyzed are about related plights of Filipina domestic workers in Singapore...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... had investigated questions about the exposure of bodies to radiation. Their paths crossed at a workshop entitled “Exposure and Effect: Measuring Safety, Environment, and Life in Asia” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where they discussed the meanings of their research and work...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1215–1216.
Published: 01 November 2012
...). Daniel P. S. Goh is assistant professor of sociology at the National University of Singapore. He is the lead coeditor of Race and Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore (2009) and has published on the comparative-­historical sociology of colonialism...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 643–666.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Lee Weng Choy 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Authenticity, Reflexivity, and Spectacle; or, The Rise of New Asia Is Not the End of the World Lee Weng Choy Two Anecdotes about Time 1. Channel NewsAsia (CNA)—the Singapore television station with am...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 223–224.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World(2011). Kenneth Paul Tan is an associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is author of Cinema and Television in Singapore (2008...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 573–592.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and sympathetic intellec- tuals of the long-governing, single-party dominant state in Singapore will serve as the specific reference for this occasion. This is a strategic choice because it is in Singapore that the idea of Asian values...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 787–788.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... Lee Weng Choy is the artistic codirector of The Substation and the author of “McNation- alism in Singapore,” in House of Glass: Culture, Modernity and the State in Southeast Asia (2001). positions 12:3 Winter 2004...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 935–936.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in Global Asias, and University of Toronto Quarterly. Her rst book manuscript, Counter- Cartographies: Reading against the Mapped City, considers the intersections of authoritarianism, spatial theory, and contem- porary cultural production in Singapore. Her second project, Intertidal Polyphonies...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 565–586.
Published: 01 May 2004
... productions Lear and Desdemona, a colleague and I were invited by Ong Keng Sen, Artistic Direc- tor ofTheatreWorks, to attend the Flying Circus Project (FCP) workshop in Singapore in December 2000,1 as observers ofthe process. 2 The FCP is...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 675–705.
Published: 01 August 1998
... into premises suspected as unlicensed brothels. The law was introduced in the Straits Settlements in 1870 and imple- mented in Singapore and Penang in 1872, and in Malacca shortly thereafter. On paper, at least, the Straits ordinance...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 947–952.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Singapore’s Peranakan postcolonial elite figures and their social legibility. His analysand clearly delineated sociologically, Goh argues that elites are driven with desire for originary Oriental purity at the same time as so-­called Asian values...