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dc.contributor.authorPugsley, P.en
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Communication, 2007; 17(3):231-245en
dc.identifier.issn0129-2986en
dc.identifier.issn1742-0911en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/41004-
dc.description.abstractSingapore's print media now presents frank and open discussions of sexuality, signalling what appears to be a liberating overhaul of the strict moral codes that have restricted media content for decades. The intensely competitive magazine market is leading the charge. This paper examines how magazines such as The Singapore Women's Weekly reframe discourses on sexuality to allow them to operate within Singapore's tightly controlled media system. Drawing from a Foucauldian approach to discourse and censorship, and broader themes of global capitalism and state rule, this paper contends that despite immense pressures to allow the print media and its wealth-generating advertisers a high degree of autonomy in terms of content, Singapore's sexual revolution operates within parameters set by a government keen to strike a balance between maintaining 'traditional' moral values and a more pragmatic approach toward sexuality centred, in part, on attempts to promote 'civic nationalism' and to arrest the declining birth-rate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectMagazines; Singapore; Sexual Discourse; Media Control; Transnational Mediaen
dc.titleSex and the City-State: A Study of Sexual Discourse in Singaporean Women’s Magazinesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020075756en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01292980701458315en
dc.identifier.pubid45466-
pubs.library.collectionMedia Studies publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidPugsley, P. [0000-0001-7633-8575]en
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