unit 3

The Eco-Native: Constructing a Self-serving Ecological Other

Loong Xiu Fen Shona

Situating “No-where”: Cultural Exiles and the Notion of Belonging

Darrell Lian

Disney’s Unique Brand of Multiculturalism: Tarzan and Pocahontas are American After All

Ng Siang Lin

Action that Never Was: Discord Between Filmic Representations of the Singapore Police and Reality

Lan Yingjie

Revitalizing Culture through Gaming: “Boundary Objects” and Properness in the Design of a Virtual Reality Game System

Liu Zenan

The Conscientious Individual in Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”: A Clarification

Chan Yan Ru

Through the Looking Glass: Real Natives in an Ideal World

Ng Hui Ying

Cinematic Constructions of the Eco-Native: A Discourse on Modernity

Madhumitha Ardhanari

Thoreau’s Citizen:

Moral Conscience or Majority Rule

Maria Elena Ee Si Qian


Forgetting to Forget:

How Google Glass Complicates Social Interactions

Teo Yu Siang

Savages and Romantics:

How Hollywood Soundtracks Construct Native Americans

Yang Kaiyuan

The Internet and Memorialisation:

A Case Study of 9/11 Internet Memorials

Chan Khai Ern, Edwin

“You Must Love Big Brother”:

Normalization in 1984

Shen Jiayi

The Amy Cheong Saga:

The Benefits of the Temporal Panopticon

Kwan Jin Yao

Class, Taste, and Social Mobility in The Great Gatsby

Peh Li Qi

“The Mirror Repeats Your Absence”: Queer Normalization in “Short Time”

Ivan John Mercado Clement

Time, Authenticity, and Commoditization in “The Eternal Moment”

Han Yong Ming

Prisoners vs. the Institution: Resistance in The Shawshank Redemption

Danielle Koh Weizhi

Cornering the Speaker: A Critical Evaluation of the Early Conception of Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner

Puah You Kai

Internalising the Gaze in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

Koh Beng Huat, Bernard

Interiorising the Power of Fear: How Singapore Conquered SARS

Wu Qingqing

The Celebrity as Repository of Meanings: Nicole Kidman’s Chane; No 5 Commerical

Nur Aulia Rahman

Commodification to the Rescue: The Traditional Trishaw

Tan Yu Lin Cheryl

Leaving Eden: The Conflict between Perfection and Humanity in The Matrix and Brasilia

Davina Aw Shuqin

“Upgrading Opportunities at Degree Level”: Confucian and Capitalistic Influences in Singapore

Yeung Kar Fu

Authentically Singaporean? The Appeal of Ubin, or Lack Thereof

Joel Chow Ken Q

The Advantages of Making Exceptions: Why the State Triumphs in The Coffin is too Big for the Hole

Tan Wen Qi

What Liberal Media? A Foray into Journalistic Bias

Jayadev Ranjay

Money, Authenticity and the Durian: Reexamining Mechanisms behind Local Responses to Commoditisation

Yeo Hui Ling Alice

The Gifted Education Program: Intellectual Meritocracy and Elitism in Singapore

Xu Weizhen

Life In Structure: Singapore’s Public Spaces

Lee Min Xuan

Singapore’s Merlion: An Identity behind the Icon?

Elizabeth Anne Devan

Homophobia and the Singapore Government

Tan Meishi

The Smart Sema

Shree Ravi

Families in 1984 and The Coffin Is too big for the Hole

Ng Ying Tat

The Incompatible Elements of Tradition and Progress in the Pagoda Columbarium

Kwok Dao Yang Jonathan

The Branding of iPod: Constructing an Identity

Hu Yilan

The Proles as an Application of Power

Nga Shang’en Hosea

Women in the Nude: A Study of Susanna and the Elders

Han Xinzhen Pema

Rationalising the SDU: Singapore’s Struggle with the Fruits of Progress

Ho Weizan

Exploring the Education Process in Singapore

Chiong Song Ning

The Japanese Visual Kei Subculture: A New Definition of Beauty

Sharon Lai

“Relocation” of the National Library: A False Sense of Continuity

Constance Ho Qiya

Indelible Paint on my Levis

John Yongzheng Ma

Esplanade – Duck on the Bay

Wong Kok Keong

Interpreting the Characters of Vladek an Oskar: The Tainted War Hero in Maus and Schindler’s List

Tham Dek Wong, Daniel

Chinatown Conservation: For Locals or for Tourists

Ong Chin Soon

Tai Tai or the Woman of Taste

Karunanethy Kalaivani

Rethinking the National Library Debate

Shiau Vee Hueng, Don

Maus: Whose Tale is it?

Ong Jun Jie

Mother Tongue Policy in Singapore: A Hindrance to Sino-Malay Cohesion

Yeo Ken Jin, Ivan

The Japanese Music Industry: Reaffirming and Confusing Gender Perceptions

Han Li Chou

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