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Description - Diasporas, Weddings and the Trajectories of Ethnicity by Terence Heng

In an age of increasingly fragmented migration, consumption, and globalisation, how do diasporic individuals navigate their ethnic identities? Diasporas, Weddings and the Trajectories of Ethnicity investigates the ways that Chinese Singaporeans shape their Chineseness through wedding rituals and artefacts. Proposing a framework of ethnic identity as a journey, this book will

  • Interrogate the processes underlying diasporic ethnicity-making through weddings.
  • Offer new concepts of transdiasporic space, ethnic tastes, and aesthetic dissonance.
  • Explore the intersections between commercialism, ethnicity, and socio-economic divides.
  • Map the micro-social ramifications of ethnic and racial policy in Singapore.

As a former professional wedding photographer, Terence Heng brings a sociological lens to the scripted and spontaneous arena of social interactions that is the wedding day. By combining ethnographic observation, photography, and poetry, Heng reveals the many decisions and demands that underscore Singaporean Chinese weddings, offering novel insights into the roles of the bridal couple, their social networks, and the wedding industry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367338602
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 172
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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