Kalpana Ram

Associate Professor

1981 …2020

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Research Outputs

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 proceedingChapter

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/Anthology

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 proceedingChapter

2018

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 book

2017

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 proceedingChapter

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2015

Introduction: Phenomenology’s methodological invitation

Ram, K. & Houston, C., 1 Jan 2015, Phenomenology in Anthropology: A Sense of Perspective. Ram, K. & Houston, C. (eds.). Bloomington, USA: Indiana University Press, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

1 Citation (Scopus)

Moods and method: Heidegger and merleau-ponty on emotion and understanding

Ram, K., 1 Jan 2015, Phenomenology in Anthropology: A Sense of Perspective. Ram, K. & Houston, C. (eds.). Bloomington, USA: Indiana University Press, p. 29-49 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Phenomenology in Anthropology: A Sense of Perspective

Ram, K. (ed.) & Houston, C. (ed.), 1 Jan 2015, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 318 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

12 Citations (Scopus)

The silences in dominant discourses

Ram, K., 2015, In : South Asia. 38, 1, p. 119-130 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Re-activating modern traditions of justice: mobilising around health in rural Tamil Nadu, South India

Ram, K., 13 Nov 2014, In : Culture, Health and Sexuality. 16, 10, p. 1188-1200 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Power of peformance and human agency: re-assessing feminist evaluations of epic women

Ram, K., 2014, Voyages of body and soul: selected female icons of India and beyond. Katrak, K. H. & Ratnam, A. R. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 152-159 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013
25 Citations (Scopus)
2012

How is Afflictive Possession 'Learned'? Gender and Motility in South India

Ram, K., Jun 2012, In : Ethnos. 77, 2, p. 203-226 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Uneven modernities and ambivalent sexualities: women's construction of puberty in coastal Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Ram, K., 2012, Handbook of gender. Ray, R. (ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, p. 79-106 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2011
6 Citations (Scopus)

Class and the clinic: the subject of medical pluralism and the transmission of inequality

Ram, K., 2011, Health, culture and religion in South Asia: critical perspectives. Assa Doron & Alex Broom (eds.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 7-20 14 p. (South Asian history and culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

El curepo oculto del intelectual: las emociones y el estado animico en la planificacion familiar

Translated title of the contribution: The Intellectual's hidden body: affect and mood in family planningRam, K., 2011, Otras modernidades: Historias, culturas, identidades. Dube, S. & Banerjee, I. (eds.). Mexico: El Colegio de Mexico, p. 261-284 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Intellectual's hidden body: affect and mood in family planning

Ram, K., 2011, Handbook of modernity in South Asia: modern makeovers. Dube, S. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 183-199 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The swift currents of postcolonial theory: Difference and the challenges of engaging with popular religion in South India

Ram, K., Oct 2011, In : Continuum. 25, 5, p. 707-718 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
2010

Class and the clinic: The subject of medical pluralism and the transmission of inequality

Ram, K., Apr 2010, In : South Asian History and Culture. 1, 2, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Dancing off-stage: Nationalism and its ‘Minor practices’ In Tamil Nadu

Ram, K., 2010, Dance Matters: Performing India. Chakravorty, P. & Gupta, N. (eds.). New Delhi: Taylor & Francis, p. 3-25 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)
2009
4 Citations (Scopus)
10 Citations (Scopus)

Rationalising fecund bodies: family planning policy and the modern Indian nation-state

Ram, K., 2009, Women in Asia: critical concepts in Asian studies : Vol. 3 : Health and sexuality. Edwards, L. & Roces, M. (eds.). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Vol. 3. p. 207-240 34 p. (Critical concepts in Asian studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rural Midwives in South India: The Politics of Bodily Knowledge

Ram, K., 2009, Childbirth across cultures: ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. Selin, H. & Stone, P. K. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 107-122 16 p. (Science Across Cultures; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2008

'A new consciousness must come': affectivity and movement in Tamil Dalit women's activist engagement with cosmopolitan modernity

Ram, K., 2008, Anthropology and the new cosmopolitanism: rooted, feminist and vernacular perspectives. Oxford and New York: Berg, p. 135-155

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Bringing the Amman into presence in Tamil cinema: cinema spectatorship as sensuous apprehension

Ram, K., 2008, Tamil cinema: the cultural politics of India’s other film industry. Velayutham, S. (ed.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 44-58 15 p. (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia; vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

12 Citations (Scopus)

The Mukkuvars of Kanyakumari: on the margins of caste society

Ram, K., 2008, Caste in history. Banerjee-Dube, I. (ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, p. 136-149 14 p. (Oxford in India readings. Themes in Indian history).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2007

Anthropology as 'ananthropology': L.K. Ananthakrishna Iyer (1861-1937), colonial anthropology, and the 'native anthropologist' as pioneer

Ram, K., 2007, Anthropology in the East: founders of Indian sociology and anthropology. Uberoi, P., Sundar, N. & Deshpande, S. (eds.). Delhi, India: Permanent Black, p. 64-105 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'I now have Arivu [knowledge] which dispels fears': instabilities in what is means to 'know' and the effects of Tamil political party and civil society intellectuals in rural women's discourses

Ram, K., 2007, Democracy, development and civil society in India: conference proceedings, [held at] The University of Melbourne, 20-21 September, 2007. Lahkha, S. & Taneja, P. (eds.). Parkville, Vic.: School of Social and Enivronmental Enquiry : School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology, University of Melbourne, p. 144-154 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Goddesses in Tamil cinema

Velayutham, S. & Ram, K., 2006

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

Temporality and 'sorge' in the ethical fashioning of the feminist self

Ram, K., 2006, Women making time: contemporary feminist critique and cultural analysis. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Press, p. 191-220 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2005

Phantom limbs: South Indian dance and immigrant reifications of the female body

Ram, K., Feb 2005, In : Journal of Intercultural Studies. 26, 1-2, p. 121-137 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

22 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Religion, Gender and the Postcolonial Crisis of the Present: Reflections on and from India

Ram, K., 2004, In : Australian Religion Studies Review. p. 20-31 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paper

Tradition and imagination: a tribute to Anandavalli

Ram, K., 2004, In : TAASA review : the journal of the Asian Art Society of Australia. 13, 1, p. 14-15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2002

Stranded Between the 'Posts': sensory experience and immigrant female subjectivity

Ram, K., 2002, Knowledge and Discourse - Towards an Ecology of Language. Barron, C., Bruce, N. & Nunan, D. (eds.). Harlow, UK: Pearson Education, p. 34-48 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2001

Borders of being: citizenship, fertility, and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Jolly, M. (ed.) & Ram, K. (ed.), 2001, Michigan, USA: University of Michigan Press.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Interrogating Culture: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Social Theory

Ram, K., 2001, In : The Australian journal of anthropology. 12, 1, p. 94-95 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

Modernity and the Midwife: Contestations over a Subaltern Figure, South India

Ram, K., 2001, Healing powers and modernity: traditional medicine, shamanism, and science in Asian societies. Connor, L. & Samuel, G. (eds.). Westport, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 64-84 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rationalizing Fecund Bodies: Family Planning Policy and the Modern Indian Nation-State

Ram, K., 2001, Borders of being: citizenship, fertility, and sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. Jolly, M. & Ram, K. (eds.). Michigan, USA: University of Michigan Press, p. 82-117 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The cultural dialectics of knowledge and desire

Ram, K., 2001, In : Anthropological Forum. 11, 2, p. 227-228 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

The Female Body of Possession: A Feminist Prespective on Rural Tamil Women's Experiences

Ram, K., 2001, Mental Health from a Gender Perspective. Davar, I. & Bhargavi, V. (eds.). New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications, p. 181-216 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2000

Dancing The Past Into Life: The Rasa, Nrtta and R?ga of Immigrant Existence

Ram, K., 2000, In : The Australian journal of anthropology. 11, 2, p. 261-273 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Listening to the Call of Dance: Re-thinking Authenticity and �Essentialism�

Ram, K., 2000, In : The Australian journal of anthropology. 11, 2, p. 358-364 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

The state and the women's movement: Instabilities in the discourse of 'rights' in India

Ram, K., 2000, Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Hilsdon, A-M., Macintyre, M., Mackie, V. & Stivens, M. (eds.). London; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 60-82 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Citations (Scopus)
1999

Embodiment: essays on gender and identity.

Ram, K., 1999, In : Contributions to Indian Sociology. 33, 1-2, p. 450-452 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

1998

Introduction: Migratory women, travelling feminisms

Ram, K., 1998, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 21, 6, p. 571-579 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Maternities and modernities: colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific

Ram, K. (ed.) & Jolly, M. (ed.), 1998, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 305 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

4 Citations (Scopus)