Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India
Brahma Prakash
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199490813
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
IN PRESS, Releasing date 01.8.2019 In Cultural Labour, the author examines various ways in which meanings and behaviour are engendered in communities through rituals, theatre, and enactments. Focusing on various motifs of landscape, materiality, and performance, the author looks at the relationship between culture and labour in its immediate contexts. Based on an extensive ethnography and the author’s own life experience as a member of such a community, the book offers a new conceptual framework to understand the politics and aesthetics of folk performance in the light of contemporary theories of theatre and performance studies.