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The Resource The binding tie : Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore, Kristina Göransson

The binding tie : Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore, Kristina Göransson

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The binding tie : Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore
Title
The binding tie
Title remainder
Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Göransson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The Binding Tie 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 feature of Singaporean society and the primary unit of support. The author focuses on the middle generation, caught between elderly parents who grew up speaking dialect and their own children who speak English and Mandarin. In analyzing the forces that bind these generations together, she deploys the idea of an intergenerational "contract," which serves as a metaphor for customary obligations and expectations. She convincingly examines the many different levels at which the contract operates within Singaporean families and offers striking examples of the meaningful ways in which intergenerational support and transactions are performed, resisted, and renegotiated. Her rich material, drawn from ethnographic fieldwork among middle-class Chinese, provides insights into the complex interplay of fragmenting and integrating forces. The Binding Tie makes a critical contribution to the study of intergenerational relations in modern, rapidly changing societies and conveys a vivid and nuanced picture of the challenges Singaporean families face in today's hypermodern world. It will be of interest to researchers and students in a range of fields, including anthropology, sociology, Asian studies, demography, development studies, and family studies
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Göransson, Kristina
Dewey number
306.87089/95105957
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HN700.67.Z9
LC item number
I584 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, and memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Chinese
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Chinese
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Singapore
  • Leeftijdsgroepen
  • Familierelaties
  • Chinezen
  • Middenklassen
  • Singapore
  • Familienstruktur
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Singapur
  • Chinesen
Label
The binding tie : Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore, Kristina Göransson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : challenges to family ties in an Asian global city -- From Temasek to the Republic of Singapore : a historical overview -- Fieldwork in the metropolis -- Modernity and the generation gap : the Singapore experience -- Binding ties -- Renegotiating the intergenerational contract -- conclusion : living in transition
Control code
436230902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864620
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62twm1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436230902
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The binding tie : Chinese intergenerational relations in modern Singapore, Kristina Göransson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : challenges to family ties in an Asian global city -- From Temasek to the Republic of Singapore : a historical overview -- Fieldwork in the metropolis -- Modernity and the generation gap : the Singapore experience -- Binding ties -- Renegotiating the intergenerational contract -- conclusion : living in transition
Control code
436230902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864620
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62twm1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436230902
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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