Creating High Culture in the Globalized "Cultural Dessert" of Singapore
Published in The Drama Review 47, no. 4.
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Singapore, with a population of 3.2 millions (4 millions, with all foreigners) is a distinct society which perhaps more than other postcolonial societies, in its desire to match up the advanced West, forsook not only many of the political dimensions of democratic life but also its cultural dimensions, taken in both the high-cultural and “way-of-life” senses. An industrial and commercial understanding of culture was left, and manufacturing and productive institutions became the collective basis of social life. And yet, despite this rather dour and puritanical modernity, experimental theater and visual art started to flourish in the 1980s.
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