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    The esplanade: between the global and the local

    Lim, Lorraine (2018) The esplanade: between the global and the local. In: Chong, T. (ed.) History of Arts and Cultural Policies In Singapore. World Scientific, pp. 319-336.

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    Book synopsis: This book covers Singapore's key arts policies and art institutions which have shaped the cultural landscape of the country from the 1950s to the present. The scholars and experts in this volume critically assess arts policies and arts institutions to collectively provide an overview of how arts and culture have been deployed by the state. The chapters are arranged chronologically to cover milestone events from the forging of 'Malayan culture'; the government's 'anti-yellow culture' campaign; the use of 'culture' for tourism; the setting up of the Advisory Council on Arts and Culture, the Renaissance City Report, the setting up of the School of the Arts, and others. Putting to rest the notion that Singapore is a 'cultural desert', this volume is valuable reading for students of cultural policy, policy makers who seek an understanding of Singapore's cultural trajectory, and for international readers interested in Singapore's arts and cultural policy.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Lorraine Lim
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 19:23
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 15:52


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