Abstract

Abstract:

This paper traces the symbolic significance of Singapore's policy of "multiracialism" by bringing it in connection with the city-state's post-colonial problematic of national identity. Against the currently dominant, nativist rhetoric which aims to construct Singapore as an authentically "Asian" nation diametrically opposed to its "Western" counterparts, this paper stresses the necessary and inevitable hybridity of Singaporean identity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1793-2858
Print ISSN
0217-9520
Pages
pp. S61-S86
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-04
Open Access
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