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Title: Racial boundaries and social cohesion in Singapore youth football
Authors: De Silva, Nicholas
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Singapore state ideology centres on the twin ideologies of multiracialism and meritocracy. Statist views on the value of sport reflect this ideological position, perceiving it as a race-neutral space for fostering social cohesion and nation-building. This study questions the state's rhetoric by positing that certain sports in Singapore are racialized. Drawing upon the works of major social theorists, this study utilizes an integrated framework to explore the connections between race and Singapore youth football, examining its impact on social cohesion. Findings from 10 in-depth interviews with former youth football players suggest that racial boundaries do exist in the sport, undermining social cohesion.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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