Tag: Singapore

Khin Thazin and Stephen Campbell: How the Myanmar coup has impacted migrant workers abroad

Focaal Web Editor , June 7th, 2022


The February 2021 military coup in Myanmar put an end to the country’s ten-year period of quasi-civilian electoral rule—the so-called democratic transition, as it was optimistically called. Since…


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The Two Singapores: From the Worker’s View by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 22nd, 2020


“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases among migrant…


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The Two Singapores: On The Ground (from Home) by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 18th, 2020


“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases among migrant…


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The Two Singapores: Rethinking Migrant Domestic Care Work in COVID-19 by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 16th, 2020


“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases amo…


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The Two Singapores: Spectacle and Twin Realities by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 14th, 2020


Early on in the global fight against COVID-19, Singapore’s response to the pandemic, centered around aggressive contact tracing and quarantining close contacts, was the subject of praise and…


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Long Read Review: Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts by Frédéric Keck

Rose Deller , May 21st, 2020


In Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts, Frédéric Keck offers a new ethnographic study of how human and animal relations are being reshaped in…


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Memes, Migrants, And The Epidemiological Imagination

Rebecca_Irons , May 19th, 2020


JOSH BABCOCK As COVID-19 escalated to officially pandemic proportions early this year, Coronavirus-prevention advice began circulating via Facebook and WhatsApp in Singapore. Mostly in English and…


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Singapore Nipped Things in the Bud – Germany Struggled With Delays (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 27th, 2020


Hide Press Release (10 Less Words) Kristina Großmann, Maribeth Erb, Nicole Weydmann, Novia Tirta Rahayu Tijaja As has been widely reported, a novel coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China…


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Which Door Has Opened? Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and the Singapore Summit

Maximilian C. Forte , June 18th, 2018


Both leaders arrived in Singapore, with significant excitement greeting them. Trump, arriving from a bitter G7 meeting, after which he attacked Justin Trudeau personally, flew into Singapore on…


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“One Day This Door is Going to Open”: A Review of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” (Documentary)

Maximilian C. Forte , June 10th, 2018


Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015) is probably the documentary to be seeing right now, made timely once again not just by the fact that it gives…


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