SSA2221



Popular Culture in Singapore

Popular Culture in Singapore is designed for both History and non-History students to look at the development of popular culture in Singapore from the colonial period to the present day. By learning about street theatre, local films, and theme parks among others, students will explore thematic issues like diasporic, immigrant and cosmopolitan communities; colonial impact; stratification of society by class, race and religion; surveillance; gender and the body; family and social spaces (theme parks, social clubs, sports fields). Students are expected to gain a sensitivity to historical contexts, and to better understand Singapores rich cultural heritage what has been lost, what has been recovered, the politics of heritage as well as the political, social and economic realities in Singapores historical trajectory.

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