This is an unpublished thesis by Ray Langenbach submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Cultural research, University of Western Sydney, Australia, in 2003. The thesis explores performances in Singapore as indicators of divergent visions of the nation-state.
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English

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2003

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331

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1

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dissertation

Chapter headings
Part 1: Setting the Scene
Scopophilia: Clapham Junction from the Air
Ideological Frames: Instrumentally Imagining Singapore
Performativity and Performance
Part 2: Performance of the Administrative State
State Fatherhood and the Body Politic: The Taxonomy of Progress
'The Singapore Story': Invention and Foreclosure
Part 3: Performance Art
'Coffee talk': A Metadiscourse of Daily Life
'Brother Cane': The Exception that Articulates the Norm
The Aftermath: Performance Indicators
Conclusion
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Performing the Singapore State 1988-1995