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Title: The Casino and Modernity: A Study of Singapore's Integrated Resorts
Authors: SIM WEI CHUN JOSHUA
Keywords: integrated resorts, Solid modernity, liquid modernity, save the world's saddest dolphins campaign, problem gambling, history of singapore's casino
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2012
Source: SIM WEI CHUN JOSHUA (2012-09-20). The Casino and Modernity: A Study of Singapore's Integrated Resorts. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: I utilize Bauman?s theories of modernity to study the Integrated Resorts in Singapore and argue that the Singapore state?s decision to build the Integrated Resorts mark Singapore?s ideological transition from Solid to Liquid modernity. I reconstruct the history of casino proposals genealogically and locate the rejection of casino proposals within the work ethic of Solid Modernity. I then argue that the lifting of the casino ban introduced a liquid modern consumerist discourse. I also focused on two specific issues. First, I researched the discourses used by Christian Civil Organizations? on `problem gambling,? and argue that these organizations continue to articulate the work ethic of solid modernity. Second, I researched the discourses used by Animal Concerns Research and Education Society?s Save the world?s saddest dolphins campaign. I argue that the campaign was a fluid platform that captured various discourses against the Singapore state, Resorts World Sentosa, and `problem gambling.?
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37841
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