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Censorship as Performance – The case of a Singapore Reality TV Show. / Fong, Siao Yuong.

Media, Margins and Popular Culture. ed. / Einar Thorsen; Heather Savigny; Jenny Alexander; Daniel Jackson. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. p. 202-215.

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Fong, SY 2015, Censorship as Performance – The case of a Singapore Reality TV Show. in E Thorsen, H Savigny, J Alexander & D Jackson (eds), Media, Margins and Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 202-215. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137512819_14

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Fong, S. Y. (2015). Censorship as Performance – The case of a Singapore Reality TV Show. In E. Thorsen, H. Savigny, J. Alexander, & D. Jackson (Eds.), Media, Margins and Popular Culture (pp. 202-215). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137512819_14

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Fong SY. Censorship as Performance – The case of a Singapore Reality TV Show. In Thorsen E, Savigny H, Alexander J, Jackson D, editors, Media, Margins and Popular Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. p. 202-215 doi: 10.1057/9781137512819_14

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Fong, Siao Yuong. / Censorship as Performance – The case of a Singapore Reality TV Show. Media, Margins and Popular Culture. editor / Einar Thorsen ; Heather Savigny ; Jenny Alexander ; Daniel Jackson. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 202-215

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