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By J. Ye

In striving to turn into cosmopolitan, worldwide towns goal to draw highly-skilled employees whereas counting on an unlimited underbelly of low-waged, low prestige migrants. This publication tells the tale of 1 such urban, revealing how nationwide improvement produces either aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to enhance one's type status, in addition to boundaries in attaining such goals. during the research of 3 varied teams of staff in Singapore, Ye indicates that cosmopolitanism is an specific and aspirational build created via worldwide and nationwide improvement recommendations, transnational migration and person senses of id. This dialectic courting among type and cosmopolitanism is rarely loose from strength and is constituted via fabric and symbolic stipulations, struggles and violence. classification can be constituted via 'the self' and lies on the very middle of alternative buildings of personhood as they intersect with gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.

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