Linguist Tan Ying Ying says we need more well-informed conversations about a language that is simultaneously embraced and disparaged.
In our first AcademiaSG Lecture, PHILIP HOLDEN retrieves PAP founding father S. Rajaratnam’s early anticolonial thought and discusses its relevance for contemporary discussions of race and identity. Join us on 23 February.
Reviewing a new report on homelessness, AcademiaSG Editor Teo You Yenn says the groundbreaking study has radically transformed what we know about homelessness in Singapore and set a high standard for all future work on housing insecurity. She gave the following remarks as the respondent at the launch of the report, Seeking Shelter: Homeless During […]
Anti-Jewish sentiments persist in the region even in the virtual absence of Jewish people. PAUL HEDGES of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies traces the many streams of influence sustaining this paradox. Main image: Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Waterloo Street was targetted for attack in 2021. – Photo by JNZL. The arrest in 2021 […]
Terri-Anne Teo (Newcastle University) has found that some Singaporeans express their unhappiness with the country’s heteronormative status quo not through loud opposition but in silence.
Despite the government’s promise that “Every School is a Good School”, parents still race for primary schools that are perceived to give their children an edge. JACQUELINE HO analyses the complex reasons for such choices, and argues that they cannot be attributed to simplistic stereotypes about “kiasu parents”.
华文版，请继续往下阅读。Sila gulir ke bawah untuk membaca versi Bahasa Melayu. Many people have been reporting confusion and even receiving dubious information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Wars are moments where powerful states and other actors use the vast resources available to them to shape information and narratives. These efforts seek to discredit adversaries while trying to […]
Professor of Law Michael Hor critiques the Court of Appeal’s recent judgement concerning the criminalisation of gay sex. Either the Government or the Courts should stop sitting on the fence and come down in favour of removing this harmful piece of legislation, he argues.
It is a label that people apply on views they disagree with. Is there a better way to understand “propaganda”? CHERIAN GEORGE provides a primer.
CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH probe the tendency to use the crisis in Ukraine as an occasion to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Such responses may be early warning signs of trends that may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
Webinar – Behind the Singapore government’s strong reaction against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public opinion appears divided. What does this reveal about Singaporean attitudes to the global order?