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A City of Frenzied Shoppers? Reinterpreting Consumer Behavior in Contemporary Singapore

Citation

Coclanis, Peter A. (2009). A City of Frenzied Shoppers? Reinterpreting Consumer Behavior in Contemporary Singapore. The Journal of the Historical Society, 9(4), 449-465.

Abstract

No place on earth is as readily caricatured by Westerners as Singapore, the small rich Southeast Asian island‐nation just off the southern coast of peninsular Malaysia. No chewing gum. Fines for not flushing toilets. Caning for minor offenses. Draconian penalties for drugs. Disneyland with the death penalty, as cyberpunk writer William Gibson famously puts it in an article in Wired in 1993

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5923.2009.00283.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2009

Journal Title

The Journal of the Historical Society

Author(s)

Coclanis, Peter A.