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Learning India's Martial Art of Kalarippayattu: Unsettled Ecologies of Gender, Class, Culture, and Ethnicity

By Sara K. Schneider, Ph.D.




Learning India's Martial Art of Kalarippayattu: Unsettled Ecologies of Gender, Class, Culture, and Ethnicity

Rooted in the author’s field experience studying kalarippayattu, this article examines the complexities of communication, including the use of touch as a teaching tool, in an intercultural teacher-student relationship, and surfaces how gender, culture, and class impacted learning in this embodied art form.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 19 No. 3 (2010): 18 pages.


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