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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1965-: Independence & Nation-Building 


Chan, Heng Chee . Notes on the mobilization of women into the economy and politics of Singapore. Singapore: Dept. of Political Science, University of Singapore, 1975. 28p. [HD6059.12 Cha; JA49 Spo 23]

Chan, Jennifer Yin-Teng . The Singapore press and the women's movement: a study of alternative voices. Academic exercise- Dept. of Mass Communication Programme, National University of Singapore, 1995. [P90 1995 2]

Chelvam, Charmian . The Women's Charter. 51p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Singapore, 1973. [D6 *1973 13]

Cheng, Siok Hwa . Recent trends in female labour force participation in Singapore. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 8(1/2):20-39, 1980. Covers the period from the late fifties to the late seventies. [H8 SAS]

Cheng, Siok Hwa . Singapore women: legal status, educational attainment and employment patterns. Asian Survey, 17(4):358-374, 1977. [DS1 AS]

Cheng, Siok Hwa . Women in Singapore: legal, educational, and economic aspects. Singapore: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang University, 1976. 32 leaves. [HQ1784.2 Che]

Chew, Phyllis G. L.  The Singapore Council of Women and the women's movement. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 25(1):112-140, 1994. [DS501 JSAS]

Chew, Phyllis G. L.  The Singapore Council of Women and the women's movement. Singapore: AWARE, 1999. 33p. Reprinted from the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, March 1994. [HQ1784.2 Che]

Chopard, Kelly . A helping hand: the Asian Women's Welfare Association story. Singapore: Landmark Books, 1996. 87p. [HQ1784.2 Cho]

Davidson, Gillian.  The gender inequalities of planning in Singapore. IN Fenster, T., ed. Gender, planning and human rights.  London: Routledge, 1999. Pp. 74-89. [HQ1240 Gen]

Davidson, Gillian . The spaces of coping: women and “poverty” in Singapore. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 17(2):113-131, Dec. 1996. [G38 SJTG]

Goldberg, Suzanne . Mixed messages: public policy and women in Singapore. Commentary, 7(2/3):25-37, 1987. [DS599.1 C]

Gosling, L. A. Peter . Sob-sisters and sirens: images of women on television. Commentary, 5(1):82-85, Oct. 1981. [DS599.1 C]

Hing, Ai Yun . Delinquent daughters' struggle for autonomy, morality, pleasure and motherhood. Sojourn, 13(2):263-284, 1998. A study of the lives of contemporary young women and their interactions with various aspects of Singapore society and economy. [HN763.5 SSA]

Ho, Yin Kham . The present status of Singaporean women: legal and political aspects. 60p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1973. [HM15 *1973 8]

Huang, Shirlena  & Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  Ties that bind: state policy and migrant female domestic helpers in Singapore. Geoforum, 27(4):479-493, 1996. [G1 GF]

Huang, Shirlena  & Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  Women, childcare and the state in Singapore. Asian Studies Review, 17(3):50-61, 1994. [DS1 ASR]

Koh, Tai Ann  & Wee, Vivienne , eds. Women's choices, women's lives. Singapore: National University of Singapore Society, 1987. 146 p. (Commentary: Journal of the National University of Singapore Society; v. 7, no.2 & 3). [HQ1784.2 Wom; DS599.1 C]

Lam, Jenny Lin , ed. Voices & choices: the women's movement in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Council of Women's Organisations and Singapore Baha'i Women's Committee, 1993. 152p. [HQ1784.2 Voi]

Lebra, Joyce  & Paulson, Joy . Chinese women in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Times Books International, 1980. 250p. [HQ1745.8 Chi]

Lee, Jean ; Campbell, Kathleen  & Chia, Audrey . The 3 paradoxes: working women in Singapore. Singapore: Association of Women for Action and Research, 1999. 343p. [HD6205.12 Lee]

Lee, Polly Poh Chun . The present status of women in Singapore: economic aspects. 46p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1973. [HM15 *1973 9]

Lee, William Keng Mun . Gender inequality and discrimination in Singapore. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 28(4):484-497, 1998. [DS1 JCA]

Lim, Linda . Women in the Singapore economy. Singapore: Chopmen, 1982. 33p. [HD6205.12 Lim]

Lim, Seow Yoke . Women in Singapore politics 1945-1970. 114p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1985. [D6 *1985 9]

Lyons, Lenore . The limits of feminist political intervention in Singapore. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 30(1):67-83, 2000. Focuses on AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) and the role it plays in articulating the concerns of women and society at large. [DS1 JCA]

Lyons-Lee, Lenore . The "graduate woman" phenomenon: changing constructions of the family in Singapore. Sojourn, 13(2):309-327, 1998. [HN763.5 SSA]

Mehta, Kalyani . Giving up hope: a study of attempted suicide amongst Indian women. Singapore: Times Books International, 1990. 130p. [HV6548.12 Meh]

Mehta, Kalyani  & Blake, Myrna L.  The ageing experience of Singaporean women. IN Mehta, K., ed. Untapped resources: women in ageing societies across Asia. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1997. Pp. 41-58. [HQ1064 As.Wpa]

Menon, M.  Present role of women in economic & social development of countries. Singapore: Social Welfare Department, 1978. 31p. Focus is on women in Singapore. [HQ1240.512 Men]

Phay, Ai Lien . The present status of Singaporean women. 65p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1973. [HM15 *1973 5]

Phua, Lily  & Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  Everyday negotiations: women’s spaces and the public housing landscape in Singapore. Australian Geographer, 239(3):309-326, 1998. [G1 AUG]

Purushotam, Nirmala . Between compliance and resistance: women and the middle-class way of life in Singapore. IN Sen, K. & Stivens, M., eds. Gender and power in affluent Asia. London: Routledge, 1998. Pp. 127-166. [HQ1745.8 Gen]

Purushotam, Nirmala . Women and knowledge/power: notes on the Singaporean dilemma. IN Ban, K. C.; Pakir, A. & Tong, C. K., eds. Imagining Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1992. Pp. 320-361. [DS599.7 Ima]

Pyle, Jean L.  Economic restructuring in Singapore and the changing roles of women, 1957 to present. IN Aslanbeigui, N.; Pressman, S. & Summerfield, G., eds. Women in the age of economic transformation: gender impact of reforms in post-socialist and developing countries. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 129-144. [HQ1870.5 Win]

Pyle, Jean L . Women, the family, and economic restructuring: the Singapore model? Review of Social Economy, 55(2):215-223, 1997. [PERIND]

Quah, Stella R.  Between two worlds: modern wives in a traditional setting. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1988. 66p. [HQ759 Qua]

Salaff, Janet W.  Women, the family and the state: Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore - newly industrialised countries in Asia. IN Stichter, S. & Parpart, J. L., eds. Women, employment and the family in the international division of labour. London: Macmillan, 1990. Pp. 98-136. [HD6053 Won]

Salaff, Janet W.  Women, the family, and the state in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. IN Appelbaum, R. P. & Henderson, J., eds. States and development in the Asian Pacific rim. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992. Pp. 237-288. [HC460.5 Sta]

Seet, Ai Mee . Women's search for a place in public life in Singapore. Sojourn, 8(2):275-292, 1993. [HN763.5 SSA]

Singapore. Ministry of Social Affairs . Report on national survey on married women, their role in the family and society. Singapore: Research Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs, 1984. 148p. [HQ1784.2 Rep]

The Singapore woman. Singapore: AWARE, 1988. 46p. [HQ1784.2 Siw]

Siu, Shelley . Barrier breakers: women in Singapore. Singapore: and, 2000. 224p. Stories of Singapore women who are successful in different fields of activity. [HQ1784.2 Siu]

Tan, Li-Anne . Using new technologies to improve the status of women in Singapore. Media Asia, 23(2):111-114, 1996. [P92 Asi.MA]

Tang, Eulindra Bee Bee . Political participation of women in Singapore: a study of female members of parliament. 101p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 1999. [JA36 *1999 28]

Teo, Hwee Khee . Old images die hard: women in advertisements in women's magazines in Singapore and Malaysia from 1980s-1990s. 70p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, 1996. [DS520.5 *1996 12]

Teo, Peggy . Older women and leisure in Singapore. Aging and Society, 17(5):649-672, 1997. [HQ1060 A}

Teo, Peggy . Singapore’s widows and widowers: back to the heart of the family. IN Teather, E. K., ed. Embodied geographies: spaces, bodies and rites of passage. London: Routledge, 1999. Pp. 224-239. [BF697 Emb]

Teo, Peggy  & Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  Interweaving the public and the private: women’s responses to population policy shifts in Singapore. International Journal of Population Geography, 5(2):79-96, Mar.-Apr. 1999. [HB1951 IJP]

Tung, Patricia Kai Lee . Women in the Singapore civil service: the question of representation. 80p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 2000. [JA36 *2000 22]

Wong, Aline K.  Economic development and women's place: women in Singapore. London: Change, 1980. 20p. [HD6205.12 Won]

Wong, Aline K.  Planned development, social stratification, and the sexual division of labor in Singapore. Signs, 7(2):434-452, 1981. [HQ1101 S]

Wong, Aline K.  Women as a minority group in Singapore. Singapore: Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1974. 64p. [HQ1784.2 Won]

Wong, Aline K.  Women as a minority group. IN Hassan, Riaz, ed. Singapore: society in transition. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1976. Pp. 290-314. [HN770.2 Has]

Wong, Aline K.  Women in modern Singapore. Singapore: University Education Press, 1975. 137p. [HQ1784.2 Won]

Wong, Aline K.  & Leong, Wai Kum , eds. A woman's place: the story of Singapore women. Singapore: PAP Women's Wing, 1993. 120p. [HQ1784.2 Wom]

Wong, Aline K.  & Leong, Wai Kum , eds. Singapore women: three decades of change. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1993. 328p. [HQ1784.2 Sig]

Wong, Eng Lan . Women, equality and education in Singapore. 626p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Bath, 1986. Microfilm.

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Huang, Shirlena . Childcare in Singapore: negotiating choices and constraints in a multicultural society. Women’s Studies International Forum, 18(4):445-461, July/Aug. 1995. [HQ1101 WSIF]

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Huang, Shirlena . Negotiating public space: strategies and styles of migrant female domestic workers in Singapore. Urban Studies, 35(3):583-602, Mar. 1998. [NA9000 US]

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Yeow, Pei Lin . Where women fear to tread: images of danger and the effects of fear of crime in Singapore. GeoJournal, 43(3):273-286, Nov. 1997. [HC79 Env.GJ]

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Yeow, Pei Lin . Women’s landscape of fear?: safety in the design of public housing estates in Singapore. Asian Profile, 24(6):481-491, 1997. [ DS1 AP]

Zhang, Xina . Singapore women at the helm. Singapore: Asiapac Books, 1996. 154p. Translated from the Chinese by Guan Libing. Contains profiles of 30 leading women in Singapore from various walks of life. [HQ1784.2 Zha]


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