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The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Kristina Göransson

Abstract

Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become the most trade-intensive economy in the world and the richest country in Southeast Asia. This transformation has been accompanied by the emergence of a deep generational divide. More complex than simple disparities of education or changes in income and consumption patterns, this growing gulf encompasses language, religion, and social memory. This book explores how expectations and obligations between generations are being challenged, reworked, and reaffirmed in the face of far-reaching societal change. The family remains a pivotal featur ... More

Keywords: Singapore, Southeast Asia, family, middle generation, generations, custom, families, generational divide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832599
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristina Göransson, author
Lund University