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Title: Uniquely Singapore, but uniquely ‘Singaporean’? : a study of Clarke Quay.
Authors: Tan, Xiang Ling.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Urban sociology
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper seeks to investigate the reactions of the locals towards place-making strategies in Singapore. In this research, Clarke Quay is taken to be an example of a site that has undergone multiple rounds of place-making over the years. Drawing upon previous studies, two trends of reactions were observed – 1) alienation from the place due to excessive organization and theming (Teo and Huang 1995; Teo and Yeoh 1997), or 2) contestation, in which the representations developed and marketed by place-makers are appropriated and reinvented by the locals (Volkman 1990; Erb 2000; Kolas 2004). My aim of my research is to explore the locals’ reactions towards the present-day Clarke Quay, and whether they find that the area continues to be uniquely and recognizably Singaporean to them. Through an exploration of what my respondents viewed to be Singaporean, I aim to uncover their opinions towards Clarke Quay.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/22668
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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