Hard at Work: Life in Singapore

Hard at Work: Life in Singapore

by Gerard Sasges, Ng Shi Wen

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Overview

For most of us, work is a basic daily fact of life. But that simple fact encompasses an incredibly wide range of experiences. Hard at Work takes readers into the day-to-day work experiences of more than fifty working people in Singapore who hold jobs that run from the ordinary to the unusual: from ice cream vendors, baristas, police officers and funeral directors to academic ghostwriters, temple flower sellers, and Thai disco girl agents.

Through first-person narratives based on detailed interviews, vividly augmented with color photographs, Hard at Work reminds us of the everyday labor that continually goes on around us, and that every job can reveal something interesting if we just look closely enough. It shows us too the ways inequalities of status and income are felt and internalized in this highly globalized society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813251335
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Gerard Sasges received a PhD. from UC Berkeley in 2006. In 2012, after more than ten years living and working in Vietnam, he joined the National University of Singapore, where he teaches and writes about Vietnam and the politics of everyday life.

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