Choosing What to Remember in Neoliberal Singapore: The Singapore Story, State Censorship and State-Sponsored Nostalgia

@article{Tan2016ChoosingWT,
  title={Choosing What to Remember in Neoliberal Singapore: The Singapore Story, State Censorship and State-Sponsored Nostalgia},
  author={Kenneth Tan},
  journal={Asian Studies Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={231 - 249}
}
  • K. Tan
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • Sociology
  • Asian Studies Review
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