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Learning in neoliberal times: Private degree students and the politics of value coding in Singapore

Abstract:

Drawing on fieldwork carried out between 2013 and 2014 in Singapore, I offer a case study of how students are shaped by and pushing back against neoliberal discourses, by focusing on the ethnographic context of a local private education institute. Drawing on theorizations around the corporeal politics of value, this article examines the actual production of neoliberal subjectivities in light of a new rhetoric around the ‘learning citizen’ in the globalising city-state. I demonstrate how priva...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0308518X15613355

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Department:
School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford
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Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A
Volume:
48
Issue:
2
Pages:
292-308
Publication date:
2015-03-11
Acceptance date:
2015-03-11
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EISSN:
1472-3409
ISSN:
0308-518X

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