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Title: Cooking the Singapore identity through the palate.
Authors: Lim, Pei Ling.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Culture
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This research studies how Singapore identity is created and reflected in food. Food is also utilised by the Singapore state in defining the discourse of multiculturalism in the city-state. A qualitative approach was utilized in this research. An ethnographic study was carried out in three hawker centres in Singapore. A survey was also conducted with Singaporeans based overseas. Finally, a contextual analysis on “Overseas Singapore Day” was carried out. This event is organised by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) annually. My findings show that food is a form of cultural hybridity in Singapore, and it opposes to how the state defines the Singapore identity in its discourse.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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