This section lists research and teaching resources on Singapore society, primarily by scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In a few exceptional cases we have included primary sources, such as statements or reports from governments or politicians of particular interest. We hope it will be useful to academics, students, teachers, activists, journalists, and others interested in engaging with this research.
The list is organized into thematic categories. In each (multidisciplinary) category, articles/books are listed in chronological order from most to least recent. This gives some sense of the genesis in specific areas and some context for understanding engagements across scholars’ work. Some items are listed in multiple categories.
We solicited lists/syllabi from our networks of scholars who research and/or teach about Singapore society in universities. On some entries, where contributors have made suggestions, we include annotations. Neither the categories nor the lists are exhaustive. They will be periodically updated and further suggestions are welcome.
- Historical perspectives of Singapore society
- Space and the urban environment
- Political economy
- Power, politics, governance
- Public policy, state-society relations, civil society
- International relations and foreign policy
- Culture, language, the arts
- Race, migration, nationhood
- Gender and sexuality
- Social class and inequality
Thanks to contributors
|Anju Paul||Ho Li-Ching||Teng Siao See|
|Cherian George||Ian Ja Chong||Teo You Yenn|
|Chin Chuan Fei||Johannis Auri Abdul Aziz||Vineeta Sinha|
|Chua Beng Huat||Linda Lim||Walid Jumblatt Abdullah|
|C.J. Wee Wan-Ling||Mark Baildon||Yang Peidong|
|Elaine Ho||Shannon Ang||Yeo Kang Shua|
Further web resources
- Singapore society in numbers — online compilation of resources aimed at advancing quantitative social science in Singapore, created by Shannon Ang
- CAPE essential reads — reading list focused on politics, activism, and civic affairs in Singapore, created by CAPE (a student group at Yale-NUS)