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Title: 论新加坡对红头巾和印度建筑工的态度 = A case study of Singapore government and Singaporeans' attitude towards Samsui women and Indian construction workers
Authors: 颜莉娜 Gan, Linda
Keywords: Humanities::Language::Chinese
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: 颜莉娜 Gan, L. (2022). 论新加坡对红头巾和印度建筑工的态度 = A case study of Singapore government and Singaporeans' attitude towards Samsui women and Indian construction workers. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. https://hdl.handle.net/10356/162169
Abstract: 长期以来,“建国英雄”成了红头巾的代名词。许多国人都是以这个头衔认识到这个特殊群体。红头巾活跃于20世纪初对于新加坡的建筑发展起到了至关重要的作用,因此这些红头巾深受新加坡人爱戴。许多国人对这个群体抱有美好的想象,脑海中浮现的许多都是赞美的词汇像是“坚强”、“独立”等。对这群活跃于上世纪的女性,国人很容易产生敬佩之情。 客工与红头巾从事着相似的工作,1990年代印度客才开始来到新加坡帮助我国的建筑发展。可国人对于这群印度客工的看法褒贬不一,这可能是因客工错失了“建国”的机会有关。对于印度客工,国人会根据日常生活与他们的互动以及媒体的刻画来对这群客工进行评价。对同样有利于国家建设的外劳客工,国人对他们有着复杂的情感。 国人对有着相同属性工作的两种人有着态度上的差异,很大一部分源于新加坡政府对于两者的形象塑造以及对两者的态度。对红头巾的推广以及对印度客工的打压都出于一些现实考量。然而政府对两者的差别对待也一定程度影响了国人如何看待这两种群体。本文将通过探讨政府的政策以及政府的处事方式来了解国人对红头巾和印度客工的态度有多少是受到政府的影响。 关键词:红头巾、印度建筑客工、新加坡国民态度、新加坡政策 When one thinks about Samsui Women, the term “Pioneer” and “Nation Building” would come to many Singaporeans’ minds. Samsui Women worked in Singapore’s construction sites during the early 20th Century and have contributed to Singapore’s nation building during Singapore’s founding years. Samsui Women have been adored by many Singaporeans due to their good qualities such as independence and perseverance. Over the years, these women have developed a positive image in many Singaporeans’ minds. Since the 1990s, Samsui women have become a figure of the past. Indian construction workers started coming to Singapore to make a livelihood. Despite having similar job scope as the Samsui women, one would notice the different and complex attitudes that Singaporeans display towards these workers. Perhaps this is because these construction workers did not participate in the nation building process. Hence, Singaporeans’ attitude towards Indian construction workers are generally based on their daily interaction and media’s portrayal of these construction workers. The Singapore government’s attitude and actions towards both groups have contributed to how Singaporeans perceive the two groups. The government did have some practical considerations when they decided to place emphasis on the Samsui women’s noble act and to suppress the Indian construction workers. This article will explore how the government’s policy and attitude towards the two parties shall affect the way Singaporeans view the two parties. Keywords: Samsui women, Indian construction workers, Singaporeans’ attitude, Singapore government policy and actions
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