The Resource Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan, (electronic resource/)

Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan, (electronic resource/)

Label
Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension
Title
Cinema and television in Singapore
Title remainder
resistance in one dimension
Statement of responsibility
by Kenneth Paul Tan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through close readings of contemporary made-in-Singapore films (by Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, and Royston Tan) and television programs (Singapore Idol, sitcoms, and dramas), this book explores the possibilities and limitations of resistance within an advanced capitalist-industrial society whose authoritarian government skillfully negotiates the risks and opportunities of balancing its on-going nation-building project and its global city aspirations. This book adopts a framework inspired by Antonio Gramsci that identifies ideological struggles in art and popular culture, but maintains the importance of Herbert Marcuses one-dimensional society analysis as theoretical limits to recognize the power of authoritarian capitalism to subsume works of art and popular culture even as they attempt consciously - even at times successfully - to negate and oppose dominant hegemonic formations.--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
791.43095957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN1993.5.S45
  • HM
LC item number
T36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social sciences in Asia,
Series volume
v. 16
Label
Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=308431
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One-dimensional Singapore -- The culture industry in renaissance-city Singapore -- Singapore idol : consuming nation and democracy -- Under one ideological roof : TV sitcoms and drama series -- Imagining the Chinese community through the films of Jack Neo -- The tragedy of the heartlands in the films of Eric Khoo -- The films of Royston Tan : local notoriety, international acclaim
Control code
ocn652372046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=308431
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One-dimensional Singapore -- The culture industry in renaissance-city Singapore -- Singapore idol : consuming nation and democracy -- Under one ideological roof : TV sitcoms and drama series -- Imagining the Chinese community through the films of Jack Neo -- The tragedy of the heartlands in the films of Eric Khoo -- The films of Royston Tan : local notoriety, international acclaim
Control code
ocn652372046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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