(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Lacan on urban development and national identity in a global city : integrated resorts in Singapore

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Geography and Asia Research Institute, National Univ., Singapore, SINGAPOUR


The A. applies the theory of the four discourses and the mirror stage of development to Singapore's urban development of the two Integrated Resorts at Marina Bay and Sentosa. He critically analyses the rhetoric of the public debate from 2004–2005 to draw conclusions about the government's self-perception of Singapore as a city-state and the manifestation of this identity through the creation of cosmopolitan spaces as an attempt to project that identity onto its citizens. The aim of Lacanian psychoanalysis is to provide an understanding and recognition by analysis to enable a change of signifiers, values and ideology among the masters and the subjects to better represent the true needs and wants of the community. This reflective position enables a movement toward postcolonial urban studies and planning


Article of periodic

published at : Singapore journal of tropical geography / ISSN 0129-7619 / CODEN SJTGD5

Editor : University of Singapore, Singapore - SINGAPOUR (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 213-227]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12443 A

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