Frontiers of Globalization

Managing Chineseness

Identity and Ethnic Management in Singapore

Authors: Lee, Daphnee

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  • Includes original interviews with business managers at multinational corporations
  • Provides practical implications for the future of education and business development and integration
  • Offers a contextualized theoretical extension of the capitalist system from the view of regional political economies
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This book explores the personal experiences of professionals who are a part of the post-colonial and late-industrializing reality in the global value chain in Singapore. Looking at Chinese Singaporean employees at a French multi-national firm, the author explores the evolving social constructions of ‘Chineseness’. Sociologist Manuel Castells once hailed Singapore as ‘the only true Leninist project that has survived’, and Lee revisits the Singapore ‘social laboratory’, addressing recent dialectics that transpire within the global political economy. Currently, professional actors need to address the demands of dual hegemony in response to China’s rise in the Western-dominated capitalist political economy. Underlying these constructions are enduring dispositions that mediate interpretations of professionalism. The author puts to test the potential for change, surveying a large cohort of teachers as makers of future professionals. The question is, does change occur in the domain of practice or the habitus, if it is possible in the first place?

The book will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sociology, Identity and Ethnicity, Business Management, Globalisation, Organizational Sociology and Sociology of Education.

 

 

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Daphnee Lee is Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58257-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Chineseness
Book Subtitle
Identity and Ethnic Management in Singapore
Authors
Series Title
Frontiers of Globalization
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58258-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58258-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58257-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 262
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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