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Higher education and entrepreneurial citizenship in Singapore

Søren Christensen

Focusing on Singapore's 'Global Schoolhouse' project, this article discusses how efforts to transform Singapore into a 'world class' knowledge economy entail changes to the status of citizenship in Singapore. The project of wooing top foreign universities to Singapore is permeated with an entrepreneurial ideal of Singapore as the 'Boston of the East'. Since Singaporeans tend to be viewed by the Singapore government as particularly risk averse compared to Westerners and other Asians, the government has increasingly relied on 'foreign talent' to provide entrepreneurial dynamism to Singapore. The expansion of high-quality university education in Singapore serves as a vehicle of this 'foreign talent' policy as much as it accommodates the needs of local students for higher education. The ensuing questions about citizenship in Singapore's knowledge economy are finally discussed in terms of a differentiated 'entrepreneurial citizenship'.

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The new tools of the science trade

Contested knowledge production and the conceptual vocabularies of academic capitalism

Steve G. Hoffman

Over the last three decades, scientists at research universities have responded in a wide variety of ways to the pressures of academic capitalism. Institutional research has under theorised this trend by assuming entrepreneurialism passively follows formal organisational change. In contrast, I treat academic capitalism not as but as a complex field characterised by contested knowledge production. An increased emphasis on knowledge capitalisation does not necessarily displace traditional academic values, although it may, but it has facilitated the diffusion of conceptual vocabularies that are retooling scientific culture and practice at the centre and margins. These vocabularies are (1) market‐oriented entrepreneurialism, (2) external consulting work, (3) consumer‐oriented research, and (4) interdisciplinarity. Their impact is diffuse across units, but involves processes of group and individual adoption, adaptation or resistance, as the case may be. Their local flavour varies by research domain, level and type of university embeddedness, and epistemic identity.

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Beyond Anthropology's Edges

Debunking the ‘Noble Anthropologist’, Practicing Pragmatism, and Embracing Entrepreneurialism

Cynthia Sear

article, I address this discomfort and disgust to propose in Douglasian fashion ( Douglas 1986 ) that the corporate anthropological researcher is often ‘matter out of place’ and that, relatedly, pragmatism and entrepreneurialism are typically ‘dirty’ words

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Competing for the Future

Play, Drama, and Rank in Amazonia

Natalia Buitron

community entrepreneurialism. Civilized living is mostly understood in terms of collective unity and political organization. This is because economic progress requires harnessing resources from the outside the group in order to achieve prosperity or

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Plan International's Digital Empowerment Campaign

Unlocking Healthy Futures for Girls?

Jacqueline Potvin and Laura Cayen

related to health. Neoliberalism, associated with market-driven approaches to social problems including global development, tends to prioritize efficiency, privatization, and individual entrepreneurialism ( Cornwall et al. 2008 ). Neoliberal approaches to

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Mobile Phones, Farmers, and the Unsettling of Geertz's Moroccan Suq/Bazaar Economy

Hsain Ilahiane

-eastern Morocco. The third describes my research methods and findings. The fourth deals with the mobile phone and the spirit of entrepreneurialism. Finally, the last section delves into the use of the mobile phone for information search and the levelling of

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Virtual (Dis)orientations and the Luminosity of Disabled Girlhood

Anastasia Todd

entrepreneurialism. However tempting it would be to dismiss all disabled bodies as surplus to capital, contemporary iterations of ablenationalism, a logic that undergirds the production of disability, work to recapacitate certain exceptional disabled bodies, like

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How to Survive the Postfeminist Impasse

Grace Helbig’s Affective Aesthetics

Catherine McDermott

, the method and purpose of their narration, and, most importantly for my analysis, in the affect produced by each video, which in turn shapes the types of girlhood they re/construct. Authentic Girlhood Neoliberal entrepreneurialism is intimately

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Studying Gender While ‘Studying Up’

On Ethnography and Epistemological Hegemony

Samantha Breslin

://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2008.150204 . Breslin , S. ( 2018 ), ‘ The Making of Computer Scientists: Rendering Technical Knowledge, Gender, and Entrepreneurialism in Singapore ’, PhD Dissertation ( St. John's, NL : Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Book Reviews

Estella Carpi, Sandy F. Chang, Kristy A. Belton, Katja Swider, Naluwembe Binaisa, Magdalena Kubal-Czerwińska, and Jessie Blackbourn

-returnees in Buduburam. Chapter 7 powerfully smashes the myth of self-reliance by reminding us of the danger of self-help and entrepreneurialism discourses in protracted displacement. UNHCR cannot be held responsible in a limited fashion: once humanitarian