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Sensing safety in Singapore, 1900-2015


Tarulevicz, N, Sensing safety in Singapore, 1900-2015, Food, Culture, and Society, 21, (2) pp. 164-179. ISSN 1552-8014 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/15528014.2018.1434337


Food safety has material, symbolic, experiential, and sensory elements that create ways of thinking and acting, resulting in knowledge that is embedded in institutional practices and discourses. This knowledge contextual, contested, and changing shapes the discourse and practice around the perception and regulation of food safety. Taking the city-state of Singapore as an example, this paper draws together elements of food safety discursive practice, culturally and temporally specific symbols of safety, with its sensory experience to show how governmental, cultural, and private actors have worked across the Singaporean food system to create "senses of safety."

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Singapore, food safety, sensing, semotics
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Asian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Asia's past
UTAS Author:Tarulevicz, N (Associate Professor Nicki Tarulevicz)
ID Code:125162
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-04-04
Last Modified:2018-12-04

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