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Title: BEYOND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE : ALTERNATIVE SPACES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE FORMATION OF THE IDENTITY OF SAMSUI WOMEN
Authors: TANG SZE MUN, OLIVIA RUTH
Keywords: Architecture
Lai Chee Kien
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2009
Citation: TANG SZE MUN, OLIVIA RUTH (2009-10-23T06:54:37Z). BEYOND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE : ALTERNATIVE SPACES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE FORMATION OF THE IDENTITY OF SAMSUI WOMEN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The image of the Samsui female construction labourers have been consistently visualized with the landscapes of the construction sites in the background. However, this visual image of the Samsui women with the construction site as their backdrop has been ‘borrowed’ in Singapore search for a new national identity since Independence in 1965 in nation building efforts. Hence, the Samsui women have been constantly associated with the ‘construction’ of buildings and the ‘construction’ of their living spaces beyond that of the construction site was scarcely explored. It is the interest of the dissertation to ‘construct’ these living spaces of the Samsui women. Spaces at the construction site, which they appropriated from their role as female construction labourers at the sites, were analyzed in search for the identity as Samsui women. The paper attempts to establish that the Samsui women sojourning character was manifested in the usage of spaces beyond the construction site where there were ’non-permanent’, ‘transient’ qualities present in it. The dissertation attempts to open the doors into the realm of the Samsui women and her use of those spaces beyond the construction site in the early 20th century. Using diverse sources, the dissertation attempts to answer questions such as: Where were these spaces? How were these they appropriated? Did their identity at the worksite surfaced in their use of these spaces? The discourse intends to bring into perspective various spaces of the Samsui women and shed light onto her true identity as a female construction labourer.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223287
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