Kalpana Ram

Associate Professor

1981 …2020
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Biography

Research on India - gender, health and healing, maternity, puberty, colonial and postcolonial state.

Performance traditions in India - music, dance, impact of historical transformations, aesthetics and gender.

Debates on liberalism, politics of knowledge, multiculturalism in Australia, migration and memory.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, Australian National University

Sociology, Masters of Arts, Macquarie University

Philosophy, B.A Honours, University of Sydney

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Tamil Social Sciences
modernity Social Sciences
India Social Sciences
dance Social Sciences
possession Social Sciences
pragmatism Social Sciences
middle class Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2009 2018

Research Outputs 1981 2020

Introduction

Ram, K., Larsen, T., Blim, M., Porter, T. & Rapport, N., Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Objects and standards: on the limitations and the effects of a ritualistic fixing and measuring life. Larsen, T., Blim, M., Porter, T., Ram, K. & Rapport, N. (eds.). Durham: Carolina Academic Press, (Ritual studies monograph series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Social Policy
Social Practice
Economics
Social Sciences
Music

Objects and standards: on the limitations and the effects of a ritualistic fixing and measuring life

Larsen, T. (ed.), Blim, M. (ed.), Porter, T. (ed.), Ram, K. (ed.) & Rapport, N. (ed.), Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Durham: Carolina Academic Press. (Ritual studies monograph series)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

The magic of 'mudras' and performance as 'loving play': the limits placed on intellectualism and rationalzing reforms by the performing arts of India

Ram, K., Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Objects and standards: on the limitations and the effects of a ritualistic fixing and measuring life. Larsen, T., Blim, M., Porter, T., Ram, K. & Rapport, N. (eds.). Durham: Carolina Academic Press, (Ritual studies monograph series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Performing Arts
Arts of India
Indian Aesthetics
Intellectualism
Magic

Gender, colonialism, and the colonial gaze

Ram, K., 2018, The international encyclopedia of anthropology. Callan, H. (ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 2464-2470 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

Colonies
Colonialism
Emotion
Literary Modernism
Discourse

Gaining access to the radically unfamiliar: religion in modern times

Ram, K., 2017, Dynamics of religion: past and present: proceedings of the XXI world congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Erfurt, August 23-29, 2015. Bochinger, C. & Rüpke, J. (eds.). Berlin ; Boston: De Gruyter, p. 191-210 20 p. (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten; vol. 67).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Modern Times
Religion
Subaltern
Anthropology
Anthropologists