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The Binding TieChinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore$
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Kristina Göransson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832599

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.001.0001

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Fieldwork in the Metropolis

Fieldwork in the Metropolis

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(p.32) 2 Fieldwork in the Metropolis
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The Binding Tie
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Kristina Göransson

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0004

This chapter discusses the author's fieldwork and methodological issues, including the collection and interpretation of ethnographic data. Fieldwork was conducted in three different stages between 2002 and 2004. The ethnographic data were obtained through interviews, informal conversations, participation, and observation. Fieldwork involved the collection of data on intergenerational relations in various contexts, such as the household, at special festivities, in the public sphere at large, in politics, and in the media. That the intimate sphere of everyday life has to be analyzed in relation to wider economic and political structures is extremely evident in Singapore, where the family is the object of meticulous social engineering.

Keywords:   Singapore, ethnographic research, fieldwork, family, social engineering

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