Race, migration, nationhood

  • Chuan Fei Chin, “Precarious work and its complicit network: migrant labour in Singapore”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 49(4) (2019)
  • S. Ang, “The ‘new Chinatown’: the racialization of newly arrived Chinese migrants in Singapore”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(7): 1177-1194 (2018)
  • S. Velayutham, “Races without Racism?: everyday race relations in Singapore”, Identities, 24(4): 455-473 (2017)
  • Yang Peidong, “Understanding ‘integration’: Chinese ‘foreign talent’ students in Singapore talking about rongru”, Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1): 29-45 (2017)
  • Charanpal Bal, “Myths about temporary migrant workers and the depoliticisation of migrant worker struggles” in Loh Kah Seng, Ping Tjin Thum and Jack Meng-Tat Chia (eds.), Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos Books, 2017)
  • S. Ang, “I am More Chinese than You: Online Narratives of Locals and Migrants in Singapore”, Cultural Studies Review, 23(1): 102-117  (2017)
  • Chua Beng Huat, “Governing race”, in Liberalism Disavowed: Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore (NUS Press, 2017)
  • Laavanya Kathiravelu, “Rethinking race: beyond the CMIO categorisations” in Loh Kah Seng, Ping Tjin Thum and Jack Meng-Tat Chia (eds.), Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos Books, 2017)
  • B.S.A. Yeoh and T. Lam, “Immigration and Its (Dis)Contents:The Challenges of Highly Skilled Migration in Globalizing Singapore”, American Behavioral Scientist, 60(5-6): 637-658 (2016)
  • Maria Platt, GraceBaey, Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Choon Yen Khoo, and Theodora Lam, “Debt, precarity and gender: male and female temporary labour migrants in Singapore”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(1):119-136 (2016)
  • Charmian Goh, Kellynn Wee, and Brenda S.A. Yeoh, “Who’s holding the Bomb? Debt-Financed Migration in Singapore’s Domestic Work Industry”, Working Paper 38. University of Sussex: Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (2016)
  • S. Ang, “Chinese migrant women as boundary markers in Singapore: unrespectable, un-middle-class and un-Chinese”, Gender, Place & Culture, 23(12): 1774-1787 (2016)
  • S. Kaur, N. Tan, N. and M.J. Dutta, “Media, Migration and Politics: The Coverage of the Little India Riot in The Straits Times in Singapore”, Journal of Creative Communications, 11(1): 27-43 (2016)
  • J.M. Montsion and Tan S. K. “Smell this: Singapore’s curry day and visceral citizenship”, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37: 209–223  (2016)
  • A. Wise, “Becoming cosmopolitan: encountering difference in a city of mobile labour”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(14): 2289-2308  (2016)
  • Zhou M. and Liu H., “Homeland engagement and host-society integration: A comparative study of new Chinese immigrants in the United States and Singapore”, International Journal of Comparative Sociology 57(1-2): 30 –52 (2016)
  • Ye J., “Spatialising the politics of coexistence: gui ju (规矩) in Singapore”, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41: 91–103 (2016)
  • Ye, J. “The ambivalence of familiarity: understanding breathable diversity through fleeting encounters in Singapore’s Jurong West”, AREA, 48(1): 77–83  (2016)
  • Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), Home sweet home? Work, life and well-being of foreign domestic workers in Singapore (2015)
  • W. Hamid, “Feelings of Home Amongst Tamil Migrant Workers in Singapore’s Little India” in Pacific Affairs, 88(1): 5-25 (2015)
  • Ren N. and Liu H, “Traversing between transnationalism and integration: Dual embeddedness of new Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs in Singapore”, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 24(3): 298–326 (2015)
  • Y.Y. Ortiga, “Multiculturalism on Its Head: Unexpected Boundaries and New Migration in Singapore”, International Migration and Integration, 16: 947-963 (2015)
  • Yang P. “”Authenticity” and “Foreign Talent” in Singapore: The Relative and Negative Logic of National Identity”, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 29(2): 408-437 (2014)
  • A. Wise and S. Velayutham, “Conviviality in everyday multiculturalism: Some brief comparisons between Singapore and Sydney”, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 17: 406–430 (2014) – the article considers the politics of intercultural relations and social difference in public space 
  • C. Gomes, “Xenophobia Online: Unmasking Singaporean Attitudes towards ‘Foreign Talent’ Migrants”, Asian Ethnicity, 15(1): 21-40 (2014)
  • Daniel P.S. Goh, “Between assimilation and multiculturalism: social resilience and the governance of diversity in Singapore” in Norman Vasu et. al. (eds.) Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia-Pacific, pp. 57-83 (Routledge, 2014)
  • Yeoh, Brenda S. A., “‘Upwards’ or ‘Sideways’ Cosmopolitanism? Talent/Labour/Marriage Migrations in the Globalising City-State of Singapore.” Migration Studies, 1(1):96-116 (2013)
  • B.S.A. Yeoh and Lin W., “Chinese Migration to Singapore: Discourses and Discontents in a Globalizing Nation-State”, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 22(1): 31-53 (2013)
  • M.M. Rahman and Kiong T. C. “Integration policy in Singapore: a transnational inclusion approach”, Asian Ethnicity, 14(1): 80-98 (2013)
  • Lai Ah Eng, “Maze and Minefield: Reflections on Multiculturalism in Singapore”, The Idea of Singapore, special issue of Commentary, 22: 66-76 (2013)
  • J.M. Montsion, “When talent meets mobility: un/desirability in Singapore’s new citizenship project”, Citizenship Studies, 16(3-4): 469-482 (2012) – considers migrant subjectivities and how different community associations mediate the immigration experiences of ‘desirable’ and ‘undesirable’ subjects
  • Hussin Mutalib, Singapore Malays: Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State (Routledge, 2012)
  • S. Leong, “No longer Singaporean”, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25(4): 559-572 (2011)
  • G. Marranci, “Integration, minorities and the rhetoric of civilization: the case of British Pakistani Muslims in the UK and Malay Muslims in Singapore”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(5): 814-832 (2011)
  • Z.L. Rocha, “Multiplicity within Singularity: Racial Categorization and Recognizing “Mixed Race” in Singapore”, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 30(3): 95-131 (2011)
  • Johan Lindquist, Singapore’s Borderlands: Tourism, Migration and Anxieties of Mobility (NUS Press, 2010)
  • Kamaludeen Mohamad Nasir, Alexius A. Perreira and Bryan S. Turner, ‘Social distancing: Halal consciousness and public dining’ in Muslims in Singapore: piety, politics and policies, pp. 54-69 (Routledge, 2010)
  • Noorashikin Abdul Rahman, “Managing labour flows: foreign talent, foreign workers, and domestic help” in Management of Success: Singapore Revisited (ISEAS, 2010) 
  • Chua B. H., “Being Chinese under official multiculturalism in Singapore”, Asian Ethnicity, 10(3): 239–250 (2009)
  • Stephan Ortmann, “Singapore: The Politics of Inventing National Identity”, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 28(4): 23-46 (2009)
  • E.L.E. Ho, “Constituting Citizenship Through the Emotions: Singaporean Transmigrants in London”, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 99: 788–804 (2009) – considers how emotional representations and subjectivities shape attitudes of what citizenship means to overseas Singaporeans
  • Quah Sy Ren, “Performing Chineseness in Singapore”, Asian Ethnicity, 10(3): 225-238 (2009)
  • Teo Youyenn and Nicola Piper, “Foreigners in our homes: linking migration and family policies in Singapore”, Population, Space and Place 15(2): 147-59 (2009)
  • Alexis Pereira, “Does multiculturalism recognise or ‘minoritise’ minorities?”, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 8(2): 349364 (2008)
  • E.L.E. Ho, ““Flexible citizenship” or familial ties that bind? Singaporean transmigrants in London”, International Migration, 46: 146–175 (2008) – considers how the Singaporean state leverages familial logics and citizenship regulations as a strategy to bind overseas citizens to the country
  • C. Tan, “(Re)imagining the Muslim identity in Singapore”, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 8(1): 31–49 (2008)
  • S.M.K. Aljunied, “Making Sense of an Evolving Identity: A Survey of Studies on Identity and Identity Formation among Malay-Muslims in Singapore”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 26(3): 371-382  (2006)
  • Human Rights Watch, Maid to Order: Ending Abuses Against Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore (Vol. 17). (Human Rights Watch, 2005)
  • H. Mutalib, “Singapore Muslims: The Quest for Identity in a Modern City-State”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 25(1): 53-72 (2005)
  • A. Koh, “Imagining the Singapore “Nation” and “Identity”: The role of the media and National Education”, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 25(1): 75-91 (2005)
  • E.K.B. Tan, “Re-Engaging Chineseness: Political, Economic and Cultural Imperatives of Nation-Building in Singapore”, The China Quarterly, 175: 751-774 (2003)
  • Chua B. H., “Multiculturalism in Singapore: an instrument of social control”, Race & Class, 44(3): 58-77  (2003)
  • Yeoh, Brenda S. A. , & Chang, T. C., “Globalising Singapore: Debating Transnational Flows in the City”, Urban Studies 38(7):1025-1044 (2001)
  • Lily Zubaidah Rahim, The Singapore dilemma: the political and educational marginality of the Malay community (Oxford University Press, 1998)
  • Brenda S.A.Yeoh and Shirlena Huang, “Negotiating Public Space: Strategies and Styles of Migrant Female Domestic Workers in Singapore”, Urban Studies, 35(3):583-602 (1998)
  • A. Pereira, “The Revitalization of Eurasian Identity in Singapore”, Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 25(2): 7-24 (1997)
  • Chua B. H. and E.C.Y. Kuo, “The making of a new nation: Cultural construction and national identity”, Chua B. H., Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore, pp. 101-123 (Routledge, 1996)
  • I. Ang and J. Stratton, “The Singapore Way of Multiculturalism: Western Concepts/Asian Cultures”, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 10(1): 65-89 (1995)
  • S. Siddique, “The Phenomenology of Ethnicity: A Singapore Case-study”, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 5(1): 35-62 (1990)
  • Charles Hirschman, “The Meaning and Measurement of Ethnicity in Malaysia: An Analysis of Census Classifications”, The Journal of Asian Studies 46(3):555-582 (1987)
  • Charles Hirschman, “The making of race in colonial Malaya: Political economy and racial ideology”, Sociological Forum, 1(2): 330-361 (1986) 
  • Syed Hussein Alatas, The Myth of the Lazy Native: A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th Century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism (Routledge, 1977)
  • G. Benjamin, The Cultural Logic of Singapore’s “Multiracialism” in J. H. Ong, C. K. Tong, and E. S. Tan (eds.), Understanding Singapore Society, pp. 67-95 (Times Academic Press, 1976)

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