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The Resource Constructing Singapore : elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project, Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbiš

Constructing Singapore : elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project, Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbiš

Label
Constructing Singapore : elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project
Title
Constructing Singapore
Title remainder
elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbiš
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Singapore has few natural resources but, in a relatively short history, its economic and social development and transformation are nothing short of remarkable. Today, Singapore is by far the most successful example of material development in Southeast Asia and it often finds itself the envy of developed countries. Furthermore over the last three and a half decades the ruling party has presided over the formation of a thriving community of Singaporeans who love and are proud of their country." "Nothing about these processes have been 'natural' in any sense of the word. Much of the country's investment in nation building has in fact gone into the selection, training and formation of a ruling and administrative elite that reflects and will perpetuate its vision of the nation." "In a critical study of the politics of ethnicity and elitism in Singapore, Constructing Singapore looks inside the supposedly 'meritocratic' system from nursery school to university and beyond, that produces Singapore's political and administrative elite. Focusing on two processes - elite formation and elite selection - it gives primary attention to the role that ethnoracial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class and gender."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, Michael D
Dewey number
305.52095957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN700.67.Z9
LC item number
E4 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Skrbiš, Zlatko
Series statement
Democracy in Asia series
Series volume
no. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Discrimination
  • Nation-building
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Discrimination
  • Nation-building
  • Singapore
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Discrimination
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Nation-building
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Singapore
  • Soziale Klasse
  • Diskriminierung
  • Elite
  • Singapur
Label
Constructing Singapore : elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project, Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbiš
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: island, colony, city, nation -- The Singapore story: constructing a national myth -- Constructing the nation: elitism and ethnicity -- The culture of elite governance -- Incomplete assimilation: from civic nationalism to ethno-nationalism -- Building the 'new' Singaporean and new elite -- Catching them young: afraid to fail in kindergarten -- Grades, kiasuism and race: primary school and beyond -- Sorting the 'scholars' from the 'commoners': secondary school and junior college -- Winners and losers: gender, race and class in elite selection -- Making a Mandarin: inside the administrative elite -- Conclusion: a tentative assessment of Singapore's nation-building project
Control code
760194545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776945039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760194545
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Constructing Singapore : elitism, ethnicity and the nation-building project, Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbiš
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: island, colony, city, nation -- The Singapore story: constructing a national myth -- Constructing the nation: elitism and ethnicity -- The culture of elite governance -- Incomplete assimilation: from civic nationalism to ethno-nationalism -- Building the 'new' Singaporean and new elite -- Catching them young: afraid to fail in kindergarten -- Grades, kiasuism and race: primary school and beyond -- Sorting the 'scholars' from the 'commoners': secondary school and junior college -- Winners and losers: gender, race and class in elite selection -- Making a Mandarin: inside the administrative elite -- Conclusion: a tentative assessment of Singapore's nation-building project
Control code
760194545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776945039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760194545
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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