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By Kwen Fee Lian

ISBN-10: 9812876758

ISBN-13: 9789812876751

This edited quantity makes a speciality of how multiculturalism, as statecraft, has had either meant and accidental outcomes on Singapore’s numerous ethnic groups. The contributing authors tackle and replace modern matters and advancements within the perform of multiculturalism in Singapore via interfacing the perform of multiculturalism over serious classes, the colonial and the worldwide. The insurance of the 1st interval examines the colonial origins and perception of multiculturalism and the post-colonial software of multiculturalism as a undertaking of the state and its outcomes for the Tamil Muslim, Ceylon-Tamil, and Malay groups. The content material at the moment interval addresses immigration within the context of globalization with the arriving of recent immigrants from South and East Asia, who pose a problem to the concept that and perform of multiculturalism in Singapore. For either classes, the individuals research how the outdated migrants have tried to return to phrases with dwelling in a multicultural society that has been built within the snapshot of the nation, and the way the hot migrants will reshape that society during their ongoing politics of identity.

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