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dc.titleSmoking Sensibilities: Unraveling the Spatialities, Socialities and Subjectivities of Young Adults Smokers in Singapore
dc.contributor.authorTAN QIAN HUI
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-30T18:01:27Z
dc.date.available2012-09-30T18:01:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-07
dc.identifier.citationTAN QIAN HUI (2012-06-07). Smoking Sensibilities: Unraveling the Spatialities, Socialities and Subjectivities of Young Adults Smokers in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/34779
dc.description.abstractCigarette smoking is an inherently spatial practice, not just because the tightening of smoking bans across various localities has led to a shrinking number of available smoking places ? but also because the sensorial pollution that smoking bodies engenders does not respect spatial and corporeal boundaries. Consequently, smoke is likely to provoke affective responses from non-smoking, and to a lesser extent, smoking bodies at a distance. However, the sensual-affectual experiences of smoking practices have been conveniently glossed over in the existing scholarship on smoking geographies. Therefore, I argue that non-representational theory serves as a suitable theoretical tool for exploring smoking spatialities, socialities and subjectivities beyond (but including) their rational, cognitive and representational aspects. By situating this qualitative study in the context of Singapore ? where smoking bans are getting more stringent and anti-smoking campaigns are getting more aggressive ? I demonstrate how this approach sheds light on the embodied affectual-emotional modalities wrought into the negotiation of smoking and non-smoking spaces, sensory relationalities as well as senses of wellbeing.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSmoking, non-representational theory, affect, sensuous/sensorial, bodies
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentGEOGRAPHY
dc.contributor.supervisorHUANG SWEE LIAN, SHIRLENA
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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