DANC 079. Dancing Desire in Bollywood Films
(Cross-listed as ANTH 079B)
This course will explore the shifts in sexuality and gender constructions of Indian women from national to transnational symbols through the dance sequences in Bollywood. We will examine the place of erotic in reconstructing gender and sexuality from past notions of romantic love to desires for commodity. The primary focus will be centered on approaches to the body from anthropology and sociology to performance, dance, and film and media studies.
Eligible for ASIA, FMST, GSST
Spring 2022. Chakravorty.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program
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