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Negotiating Class, Taste, and Culture via the Arts Scene in Singapore: Postcolonial or Cosmopolitan Global?

Negotiating Class, Taste, and Culture via the Arts Scene in Singapore: Postcolonial or... Abstract: The state of selected theatre productions in Singapore reflects the complexity of the nation-state's identity as both a postcolonial entity and a cosmopolitan city situating itself as a major player in the global economy. Using Pierre Bourdieu's theories on symbolic violence and the interexchangeability of different forms of capital, this paper demonstrates how class, taste, and cultural consumption both reflect and are reflected by the nation's postioning in the neo-liberal milieu. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Negotiating Class, Taste, and Culture via the Arts Scene in Singapore: Postcolonial or Cosmopolitan Global?

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 29 (1) – Jul 11, 2012

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Abstract: The state of selected theatre productions in Singapore reflects the complexity of the nation-state's identity as both a postcolonial entity and a cosmopolitan city situating itself as a major player in the global economy. Using Pierre Bourdieu's theories on symbolic violence and the interexchangeability of different forms of capital, this paper demonstrates how class, taste, and cultural consumption both reflect and are reflected by the nation's postioning in the neo-liberal milieu.

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 11, 2012

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