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Title: Rethinking race : beyond the CMIO categorisations
Authors: Kathiravelu, Laavanya
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Observatory Southeast Asia Ltd
Source: Kathiravelu, L. (2017). Rethinking race : beyond the CMIO categorisations. New Narartif, September 2017, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Series/Report no.: New Narartif, September 2017
Abstract: The Singaporean media, online civil society space and even parliament was abuzz in August 2011 over an incident where a Singaporean Indian family had limited the cooking of curry in their home after their neighbours, an immigrant Chinese family, had complained to the local mediation centre about the offensive smell of the dish being prepared. The outcome of the mediation, which involved the Indian family agreeing to cook the strong-smelling dish only when their neighbours were not at home, caused furor amongst Singaporeans across races. Claiming curry as a dish enjoyed by all Singaporeans, a “cook a pot of curry” day was declared by a group of citizens and went viral across social media. The incident temporarily overshadowed even the local presidential elections, and caught international attention as part of the backlash against immigrants and foreigners in the city-state.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by Observatory Southeast Asia Ltd in New Narartif and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
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