Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labour

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Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labour

Room 321, Level 3
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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Dr Priya Srinivasan, Asia Institute Honorary Fellow, presents excerpts of her award-winning book, Sweating Saris. The book examines dance as a form of gendered labour and Indian dancing women as transnational labourers negotiating key immigration laws. Srinivasan focuses on the notion of the "bodily archive" to explore postcolonial ambivalence, third world feminist methodologies, in relation to anti-Asian immigration laws framing dancers as gendered, racialized migrant labourers.

Presenter

  • Dr Priya Srinivasan