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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Civic Multiculturalism in Singapore

Revisiting Citizenship, Rights and Recognition

Authors: Teo, Terri-Anne

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  • Argues that the accommodation of cultural difference (i.e. through rights and a sense of belonging) should be extended beyond national citizens
  • Contests the treatment of citizens and non-citizens as binary categoriesFits within the scholarship of multiculturalism as well as critical scholarship from the feminism, postcolonialism, postnationalism and citizenship
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This book is about multiculturalism, broadly defined as the recognition, respect and accommodation of cultural differences. Teo proposes a framework of multicultural denizenship that includes group-specific rights and intercultural dialogue, by problematising three issues: a) the unacknowledged misrecognition of non-citizens within the scholarship of multiculturalism; b) uncritical treatment of citizens and non-citizens as binary categories and; c) problematic parcelling of group-specific rights with citizenship rights. 


Drawing on the case of Singapore as an illustrative example, where temporary labour migrants are culturally stereotyped, socioeconomically disenfranchised and denied access to rights accorded only to citizens, Teo argues that understandings of multiculturalism need to be expanded and adjusted to include a fluidity of identities, spectrum of rights and shared experiences of marginalisation among citizens and non-citizens. Civic Multiculturalism in Singapore will be of interest to students and scholars of multiculturalism, critical citizenship studies, migration studies, political theory and postcolonial studies.


About the authors

Terri-Anne Teo is a Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civic Multiculturalism in Singapore
Book Subtitle
Revisiting Citizenship, Rights and Recognition
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13459-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13459-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13458-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 293
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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