Of Singaporean Heartlanders

“Reflexively, I was reminded that for a period of time my identity was moulded by a construct [of the Singapore heartlander] that I readily subscribed to with little questions asked and this continues to be the case for many of us. In fact, our identity and ontology represent the few things that we possess autonomy over in modern society. I especially love the metaphor of identity as a bricolage (Weber & Mitchell, 2008) – using whatever material we have at hand and constantly adding and building to it as we grow.”

 

Read more: http://www.sociologicalthoughts.com/2013/01/14/of-singaporean-heartlanders/#sthash.y6EoRPjU.3kJ9iiIc.dpbs

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