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Launch of Local Encounters in a Global City

  • The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore, 179429 Singapore (map)

Join Ethos Books for an evening of conversations with the editor and contributors behind Local Encounters in a Global City as they meet once again, beyond the walls of the classroom where the seeds of this collection first sprouted. Learn how this collection of essays by Yale-NUS students came to be published, and the ideas the contributors grappled with in their work. 

Local Encounters in a Global City is a collection of essays which originated from a course, Globalisation on the Ground, taught by Yale-NUS College Associate Professor of Social Sciences Anju Mary Paul. In this course, students conducted mini ethnographies of places in Singapore which they had identified as spaces of globalisation. Local Encounters in a Global City hopes to educate the reader on Singapore’s history, economy, and people, offering information and insights into globalisation in this part of the world that even the most well-read Singaporean may be unaware of.

About the editor:
Anju Mary Paul is an associate professor of sociology at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She researches emergent international migration patterns to, from, and within Asia, and teaches classes on migration, globalisation, race, and research methods. She loves to take her students out of the classroom and into the field so they can experience firsthand the joys and struggles of field research. She is the author of Multinational Needs: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labour Market (Cambridge University Press 2017). She was born in India and lived for several years at a time in Scotland, the United States, and Saudi Arabia, but she feels most at home in Singapore., where she has lived off-and-on for more than 15 years.

More information about the book can be found here.

The venue for this launch is supported by The Arts House.

VENUE: The Arts House, Play Den
ADDRESS: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
EVENT WEBSITE: Eventbrite (for tickets), Facebook

24 Nov 2017, 7pm-9pm