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Vortragsankündigung von Dr. Sinah Kloß Research Group Leader, Exzellenzcluster "Beyond Slavery and Freedom", Universität Bonn

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"Sartorial Contestations of Indianness: Guyanese ‘Indian Wear’ and the Creation of the Indian Other". Montag, 14.06.2021, Beginn: 18.00 Uhr via Zoom

Sartorial Contestations of Indianness: Guyanese ‘Indian Wear’ and the Creation of the Indian Other
People who define themselves as ‘Indian’ in Guyana consider themselves as descendants of South Asian indentured laborers, who were shipped to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations during British colonial rule and after the emancipation of enslaved Africans between 1838 and the 1920s. From this period, the Guyanese notion of ‘Indianness’ developed, largely as a result of Othering processes and in opposition to Guyanese ‘Africanness’. In this talk, I demonstrate how Indian clothing served as a means to unify and consolidate the diverse group of Indians in the colonial but also in contemporary Guyanese society, which was and continues to be severely impacted by processes of ethno-politicization and inter-ethnic conflicts. I further analyze contestations and negotiations of Guyanese Indian authenticity in the Guyanese diaspora of New York City, which is the result of a transnational migration that commenced particularly in the 1980s. This migration has accelerated face-to-face encounters with ‘direct migrants’ from South Asia, resulting in novel Othering processes and the definition of the Indian Other.
 
Sinah Kloß holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Heidelberg University. Since February 2020 she is leader of the research group “Marking Power: Embodied Dependencies, Haptic Regimes and Body Modification” at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, University of Bonn. Her current research project discusses the sensory history of touch and body modification, and focuses on the interrelation of permanence, tactility, religion and servitude in Hindu communities of Suriname, Trinidad and Guyana. Her most recent books include the edited volume “Tattoo Histories: Transcultural Perspectives on the Narratives, Practices, and Representations of Tattooing” (Routledge, 2020) and the monograph “Fabrics of Indianness: The Exchange and Consumption of Clothing in Transnational Guyanese Hindu Communities” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
 
 
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Zugangdaten Zoom:
https://uni-bonn.zoom.us/j/95830814459?pwd=UFEzcTVkaDNxYUFvWWJ6VkRlSHBqZz09

 

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