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The Resource Class inequality in the global city : migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore, Junjia Ye

Class inequality in the global city : migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore, Junjia Ye

Label
Class inequality in the global city : migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore
Title
Class inequality in the global city
Title remainder
migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore
Statement of responsibility
Junjia Ye
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through global and national development strategies, transnational migration and individual senses of identity. This dialectic relationship between class and cosmopolitanism is never free from power and is constituted through material and symbolic conditions, struggles and violence. Class is also constituted through 'the self' and lies at the very heart of different constructions of personhood as they intersect with gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ye, Junjia
Dewey number
305.5095957
Index
index present
LC call number
HN700.67.Z9
LC item number
S652 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Global diversities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Equality
  • Immigrants
  • Working class
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
Label
Class inequality in the global city : migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore, Junjia Ye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Globalizing Class, Migration and Divisions of Labour in the City-State; 1 Researching Inequality in the Global City; 2 Situating Class in Singapore: State Development and Labour; 3 Migrating to Singapore: Bangladeshi Men; 4 Commuting to Singapore: Johorean Malaysians; 5 Constructing Cosmopolitanism in Singapore: Financial Professionals; Concluding Reflections; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 193 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137436153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026014796
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR950004719
  • ocn950004719
Label
Class inequality in the global city : migrants, workers and cosmopolitanism in Singapore, Junjia Ye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Globalizing Class, Migration and Divisions of Labour in the City-State; 1 Researching Inequality in the Global City; 2 Situating Class in Singapore: State Development and Labour; 3 Migrating to Singapore: Bangladeshi Men; 4 Commuting to Singapore: Johorean Malaysians; 5 Constructing Cosmopolitanism in Singapore: Financial Professionals; Concluding Reflections; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 193 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137436153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026014796
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR950004719
  • ocn950004719

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