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|Title:||Living it up: Super-rich enclave and transnational elite urbanism in Singapore|
|Citation:||Pow, C.-P. (2011-06). Living it up: Super-rich enclave and transnational elite urbanism in Singapore. Geoforum 42 (3) : 382-393. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.01.009|
|Abstract:||Notwithstanding the burgeoning scholarship on enclave urbanism, urban gating has often been pigeonholed as an intra-urban development that is somewhat 'epiphenomenal' to wider global processes. Overlooked in the literature is how gated communities as globally-oriented spaces are intertwined with the transnational lifeworlds of its elite inhabitants. As key sites where transnational super-rich elites organize their consumption and reproduce their purportedly global lifestyle, gated communities are now emerging as a new 'meta-geographical form' that circulates in and around rapidly globalizing cities. Drawing on the case study of Sentosa Cove, an exclusive waterfront gated community in Singapore catering to 'high net-worth' residents, this paper critically examines how elite localities and transnationalism are being socially and spatially reproduced in the city-state. To this end, the paper makes a distinct contribution by bringing to bear critical transnationalism perspectives in the understanding of urban gating and the privileged geographies of the global super-rich. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.|
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