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ERIC Number: EJ833934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Imagining the Singapore "Nation" and "Identity": The Role of the Media and National Education
Koh, Aaron
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v25 n1 p75-91 May 2005
This article presents an analysis of two state ideological apparatuses in Singapore to understand how the city-state constructs its sense of nationhood and national identity. The analysis shows how Singapore uses the media to represent its impoverished national identity, and through a state-led curriculum intervention, uses National Education to re-mediate its lack of a national identity. The conclusion points to the difficulties and paradoxes of Singapore's national project of constructing a preferred (national) identity over other identities. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore