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Flexible Bodies: British South Asian Dancers in an Age of Neoliberalism

Anusha Kedhar

Abstract

Flexible Bodies charts the emergence of British South Asian dance as a distinctive dance genre. Analyzing dance works, dance films, rehearsals, workshops, and touring alongside immigration policy, arts funding initiatives, citizenship discourse, and global economic conditions, author Anusha Kedhar traces shifts in British South Asian dance from 1990s Cool Britannia multiculturalism to fractious race relations in the wake of the July 7, 2005, terrorist attacks to economic fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis, and, finally, to anti-immigrant rhetoric leading up to the Brexit referendum ... More

Keywords: dance, Britain, South Asian diaspora, neoliberalism, flexibility, labor, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190840136
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190840136.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anusha Kedhar, author
Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies, University of California, Riverside

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