Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia explores the affective politics of Asian nationalism by addressing the entwined structures of precarious belonging and national feelings. Bringing together leading scholars it looks at how the reification of nationalism in social movements, popular sentiments, online groups, and cultural representation directs hatred towards migrant and minority groups across Asia. The book posits that nationalist affects are embedded in the politics of exclusion, and seeks to make room for precarious belongings in the transnational and multicultural present. It should be of interest to students and scholars interested in Asian Cultural Studies, transnationalism, migration and nationalism.
Daniel PS Goh is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at National University of Singapore, and the Convener of Cultural Studies Minor and Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme. He is the editor of Worlding Multiculturalisms (Routledge, 2015), and co-editor of Race and Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore (Routledge, 2009).