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Overseas Singaporeans, Coming-of-Career Narratives, and the Corporate Nation

Overseas Singaporeans, Coming-of-Career Narratives, and the Corporate Nation What do corporate subjectivities look like when the corporation is seen as the nation-state? This essay explores the notion of corporate personhood through an examination of the conjunction of neoliberal, corporate, and national ideologies, whose typically distinct genealogies converge in the Singaporean context. Through a reading of <i>Conversations on Coming Home: 20 Singaporeans Share Their Stories</i>, a booklet specifically designed to recruit Singaporeans living abroad to return home, I propose the notion of “coming-of-career” stories as a critical term for understanding the ways lives are constructed and valued according to neoliberal ideals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Overseas Singaporeans, Coming-of-Career Narratives, and the Corporate Nation

Biography , Volume 37 (1) – Nov 4, 2014

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Abstract

What do corporate subjectivities look like when the corporation is seen as the nation-state? This essay explores the notion of corporate personhood through an examination of the conjunction of neoliberal, corporate, and national ideologies, whose typically distinct genealogies converge in the Singaporean context. Through a reading of <i>Conversations on Coming Home: 20 Singaporeans Share Their Stories</i>, a booklet specifically designed to recruit Singaporeans living abroad to return home, I propose the notion of “coming-of-career” stories as a critical term for understanding the ways lives are constructed and valued according to neoliberal ideals.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 4, 2014

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