04 Apr Crafting Notions of Intimacy: Indian Coolie Households in British Malaya and the Colonial Construction of ‘Everyday Violence’
Arunima Datta (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
Monday, April 4, 2016 / 5:00 PM
Arunima Datta will be discussing the protean range of intimate relations between men and women in colonial plantation societies. Using legal and other archival records this talk explores the reality behind racial and gender stereotypes created by colonial officials and courts, newspapers and later by Indian nationalists.
Sponsored by the Dept. of History, the Dept. of Sociology, the Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, the Center for the Study of Work Labor and Democracy, and the IHC.