Contested Memoryscapes: The Politics of Second World War Commemoration in Singapore. This book sets itself apart from much of the burgeoning literature on war commemoration within human geography and the social sciences more generally by analysing how the Second World War is remembered within Singapore, unique for its potential to shed light on the manifold politics associated with the commemoration of wars not only within an Asian, but also a multiracial and multi-religious postcolonial context. By adopting a historical materialist approach, it traces the genealogy of war commemoration in Singapore, from the initial disavowal of the war by the postcolonial government since independence in 1965 to it being embraced as part of national historiography in the early 1990s apparent in the emergence since then of various memoryscapes dedicated to the event. Also, through a critical analysis of a wide selection of these memoryscapes, the book interrogates how memories of the war have been spatially and discursively appropriated today by state (and non-state) agencies as a means of achieving multiple objectives, including (but not limited to) commemoration, tourism, mourning and nation-building. And finally, the book examines the perspectives of those who engage with or use these memoryscapes in order to reveal their contested nature as fractured by social divisions of race, gender, ideology and nationality.

Contested Memoryscapes

SKU: 063448
$83.58Price
  • ISBN

    9781138546936
  • Authors

    Hamzah Muzaini, Brenda S.A. Yeoh
  • Extent

    221
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2018
  • Publisher

    Routledge

* Please contact us if you would like to purchase multiple copies of the same title.

Select Books Pte Ltd

65A Jalan Tenteram, #02-06

St Michael's Industrial Estate

Singapore 328958

+65 6251 3798

info@selectbooks.com.sg

About

Book Publishing

Library Services

We accept payment by PayPal and credit card.

© 2019 by Select Books.