By Hamzah Muzaini,Brenda S.A. Yeoh
This publication units itself except a lot of the burgeoning literature on warfare commemoration inside of human geography and the social sciences extra as a rule by way of analysing how the second one global struggle (1941–45) is remembered inside Singapore, certain for its strength to make clear the manifold politics linked to the commemoration of wars not just inside an Asian, but in addition a multiracial and multi-religious postcolonial context. by way of adopting a historic materialist procedure, it lines the family tree of conflict commemoration in Singapore, from the preliminary disavowal of the warfare by way of the postcolonial executive considering independence in 1965 to it being embraced as a part of nationwide historiography within the early Nineties obvious within the emergence on account that then of varied memoryscapes devoted to the development. additionally, via a serious research of a big variety of those memoryscapes, the booklet interrogates how stories of the conflict were spatially and discursively appropriated this present day by way of country (and non-state) businesses as a way of accomplishing a number of pursuits, together with (but now not constrained to) commemoration, tourism, mourning and nation-building. and at last, the ebook examines the views of these who interact with or use those memoryscapes so one can show their contested nature as fractured via social divisions of race, gender, ideology and nationality.
The major e-book chapters should be in response to archival and empirical information drawn from case reports in Singapore themed alongside diversified conceptual lenses together with ethnicity; gender; postcoloniality, tourism and postmodernity; own mourning; transnational remembrances and politics; and the protection of unique websites, tales and artefacts of struggle.
Collectively, they communicate to and paintings in the direction of laying off insights to the single overarching query: 'How is the second one global warfare venerated in postcolonial Singapore and what are many of the concerns, politics and contestations that have followed those efforts to presence the warfare this present day, relatively as they're spatially and materially performed out through kinds of memoryscapes?' The publication additionally distinguishes itself from prior works written on conflict commemoration in Singapore, ordinarily by means of social and armed forces historians, fairly via its adoption of a geographical time table that offers consciousness to problems with politics of house because it pertains to remembrance and representations of memory.
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Contested Memoryscapes: The Politics of Second World War Commemoration in Singapore (Heritage, Culture and Identity) by Hamzah Muzaini,Brenda S.A. Yeoh