Coffee-shops in Colonial Singapore: Domains of Contentious Publics

  title={Coffee-shops in Colonial Singapore: Domains of Contentious Publics},
  author={Khairudin Aljunied},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  pages={65 - 85}
This article is situated within the expanding literature on the role played by sites of sociability such as coffee-houses in the growth of publics and the public sphere. In the last few decades, historians of Europe, North America, the Arab World and South Asia have shown that coffee-houses served multiple functions in their respective historical contexts. They were places where people coming from different backgrounds gathered to socialize and to discuss about issues of their time, thereby… 

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