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Squatters into citizens : the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee fire and the making of modern Singapore

Author: Kah Seng Loh
Publisher: Singapore : Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with NUS Press and NIAS Press, ©2013.
Series: Southeast Asia publications series / Asian Studies Association of Australia
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a narrative that is both vivid and subtle, and drawing on oral history, official records and media reports, Squatters into Citizens explores the transformation of Singapore's urban landscape.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kah Seng Loh
ISBN: 9789971696450 9971696452 8776941221 9788776941222
OCLC Number: 839882368
Language Note: In English.
Description: xxvii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements 1. Fire: A Catalyst for Modern Singapore 2. Hopeful Migrants in the Urban Kampongs 3. A 'Black Area' 4. 'A Roar from the Oppressed People' 5. Fires and Experiments with Emergency Housing 6. The Inferno 7. State of Emergency 8. Nine Months 9. Bukit Ho Swee Estate 10. Memory, Myth and Identity Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: Southeast Asia publications series / Asian Studies Association of Australia
Responsibility: Loh Kah Seng.

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"This excellent book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the social history of post-war/postcolonial Singapore, and more generally to the interdisciplinary field of disaster studies. Read more...

 
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