The Making of Singapore Sociology: Society and State

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Chee Kiong Tong, Kwen Fee Lian
Times Academic Press, 2002 - Architecture - 467 pages
This book presents a collection of essays of how the city-state of Singapore's societal dynamics have evolved from the time of its birth as a nation in 1965 to the present. Key areas of Singapore society are explored, contributing to the understanding of the social organisation of the city. This study reveals a shift from the modernisation studies in the 1970s to a more political-economic turn, as a consequence of the influence of dependency and world systems theories. Topics covered include: urban studies, family, education, medical care, class and social stratification, work, language, ethnic groups, religion and crime and deviance.

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About the author (2002)

Tong Che-Kiong, Ph.D. (1987), Cornell University, is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, at the National University Singapore. His interests include The Chinese in Southeast Asia, Comparative Religious Systems, Civil Religion and Commercial Development.Lian Kwen-Fee, Ph.D. (1987), Victoria University, Wellington, is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, at the National University Singapore. His publications include with M.Hill: The Politics of Nation Building and Citizenship in Singapore(London, Routledge 1995).

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