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Author Muzaini, Hamzah.

Title Contested memoryscapes : the politics of Second World War commemoration in Singapore / Hamzah Muzaini [and] Brenda S.A. Yeoh
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Heritage, culture, and identity
Heritage, culture, and identity.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The history of war remembrance in Singapore -- 3. 'Localizing' war representations at the Changi Chapel and Museum -- 4. The reflections at Bukit Chandu and the politics of 'race' -- 5. 'Rescaling' war memories at Kranji Cemetery and Memorial -- 6. Intimations of postmodernity at Fort Siloso as a site of dark tourism -- 7. Everyday war memories at the Old Ford Factory Museum -- 8. Memoryscapes of war in everyday public spaces in Singapore -- 9. Conclusions
Summary "This unique book analyses how the Second World War is remembered within Singapore, by shedding light on the manifold politics associated with the commemoration of wars not only within an Asian, but also a multiracial and multi-religious postcolonial context. It is based on archival and empirical data drawn from case studies in Singapore themed along different conceptual lenses including ethnicity; gender; postcoloniality; tourism and postmodernity; personal mourning; transnational remembrances and politics; virtual memory communities; and the preservation of original sites, stories and artefacts of war"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Singapore
World War, 1939-1945 -- Political aspects -- Singapore
World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore -- Historiography
War memorials -- Singapore.
Historic sites -- Singapore
Collective memory -- Singapore
Politics and war -- Singapore
Cultural pluralism -- Singapore
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Buddhism and politics
Collective memory
Cultural pluralism
Historic sites
Politics and government
Politics and war
Social aspects
Social conditions
War memorials
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Singapore.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Political aspects -- Singapore.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore -- Historiography.
War memorials -- Singapore.
Historic sites -- Singapore.
Collective memory -- Singapore.
Politics and war -- Singapore.
Cultural pluralism -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Social conditions
Singapore -- Politics and government.
Singapore -- Social conditions.
Singapore -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Yeoh, Brenda S. A.
ISBN 9781315573984