Conditioning Modernity : Air-Conditioning in Singapore; From Luxury to Necessity

by Elisabeth Veivåg Helseth

Institution: University of Oslo
Year: 1000
Keywords: VDP::200
Record ID: 1282351
Full text PDF: https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/32704



The thesis explores social, cultural and historical factors behind the increase in use of air-con in Singapore since the1960s. It questions how and why Singapore has ended up as an almost entirely air-conditioned city-state. It also explores some of the implications the use of air-con has in Singaporeans everyday life.