Item description for Life Is Not Complete Without Shopping: Consumption Culture In Singapore by Chua Beng Huat & Beng Huat Chua...
Singaporeans have become accustomed to ever-increasing levels of consumption. This text comprises essays which explore the consumption experience in Singapore in an attempt to examine how Singaporeans constitute their social reality in an environment steeped in global consumer imagery.
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Studio: Singapore University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2003
Publisher Singapore University Press
ISBN 9971692724 ISBN13 9789971692728
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Singapore Sling Aug 5, 2007
Singapore is a shopping paradise. The nation's many modern world class shopping malls offer a rich cornucopia of goods replete with leading brand names. Sitting astride the crossroads of the Eastern and Western world Singapore has long been a station for trade and cultural flows. Since 1819 and the arrival of the British it has been a city of the mercantile age.
Goods and services are the life blood of the city and its well being and raison d'etre center on these; Singapore is after all the world's largest port in terms of shipping tonnage, or at least competes toe to toe with Hong Kong for that title.
Chua Beng Huat an academic at the National University of Singapore has brought together a selection of his essays on the consuming habits of Singaporeans. He shows some of the meaning that getting and showing possessions brings to Singaporean lives. He discusses food, clothing, the Singapore presence of the globally ubiquitous McDonald's, deals with uses of language (Singlish, Hokkien) and class, and local cinematic representations of Singaporean culture and society. He deals with the interactions of culture in Sinagpore and the influence of the Japan-Hong Kong-Taiwan-Korean-China axis on local youth culture. He helps show us how multiple layers and registers of cultural exchange play out in Singapore.