Kalpana Ram

Associate Professor

1981 …2020

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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).

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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).

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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).

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2015

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.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
2014

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.

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2012

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.

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2011

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).

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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.

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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.

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2010

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.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
2009

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).

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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).

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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

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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).

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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).

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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.

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2006

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.

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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.

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2001

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.

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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.

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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.

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2000

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.

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8 Citations (Scopus)