Singapore in Global HistoryAvailable
Author: Edited by Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
Pick-up location: Tampines MRT
Singapore in Global History brings together scholars working in the fields of political science, international relations, history, sociology, literature, art history and architecture to explore ways in which Singapore’s history could be looked upon from a global perspective.
The volume’s papers make a collective attempt at arguing, often in radically novel fashion, that Singapore can be conceived both as core and periphery, and that the logic of the post-colonial nation-narrative, which attributes Singapore’s success primarily to the roles of big men and strong government, are inadequate.
This volume locates Singapore as a central space between the major termini of maritime Asia and the world, and articulates the island as a strategic location where the global processes find their nesting place, where its society is fundamentally affected by these processes, and where the roots of global transformative processes eventually emanate to far reaching parts of a globalising world.