In Search of Agency: South Indian Percussion in a Globalized India

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Jones, Erica Suzanne (2017)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Music history | South Asian studies | Gender studies | Feminism | globalization | India | Karnatic Music | Percussion | postcolonial studies

South Indian classical (Karnatic) music and dance are essential representations of a globalized Indian identity and culture. They are emblematic of and perpetuate socio-cultural ideals of masculinity and femininity within nationalist and performance spaces. I examine th... View more
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