Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Singapore by Souchou Yao

Taking ideas and frameworks from philosophy, psychology, political science, cultural studies and anthropology, this book tells the larger 'truth' about the Singapore state. This book argues that this strong hegemonic state achieves effective rule not just from repressive policies but also through a combination of efficient government, good standard of living, tough official measures and popular compliance. Souchou Yao looks at the reasons behind the hegemonic ruling, examining key events such as the caning of American teenager Michael Fay, the judicial ruling on fellatio and unnatural sex, and Singapore's 'war on terror' to show the ways in which the State manages these events to ensure the continuance of its power and ideological ethos. Lively, and well-written, this book discusses key subject areas such as: * leftist radicalism and communist insurgency * nation-building as trauma * Western 'yellow culture' and Asian Values * judicial caning and the meaning of pain * the law and oral sex * food and the art of lying * cinema as catharsis * Singapore after September 11.

Buy Singapore by Souchou Yao from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415417129
ISBN-10: 0415417120
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Singapore by Souchou Yao

Book Reviews - Singapore by Souchou Yao

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Singapore book by Souchou Yao and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Souchou Yao

University of Sydney, Australia

Books By Souchou Yao

Confucian Capitalism by Souchou Yao
Paperback, March 2015