Joan L. Erdman
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|Primary Country of Residence|
United States of America
Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies; Research Associate
Columbia College Chicago
Department of Liberal Education
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Ph.D. and M.A. from The University of Chicago,
B.A. from Radcliffe College of Harvard University.
Work focuses on cultural policy and performing arts in India.
Currently working on a full-length manuscript entitled Art Deco Dancer: Uday Shankar and the Oriental Dance
Stages: The Art and Adventures of Zohra Segal (1996),
Arts Patronage in India (editor)(1992),
Patrons and Performers in Rajasthan: The Subtle Tradition (1985),
"Dance discourses: rethinking the history of the 'oriental dance'" (in Gay Morris, ed., Re-Writing Dance, 1996),
General Editor of a new Encyclopedia of World (5 volumes) to be published in 2009.
"Performance as Translation: Uday Shankar in the West" (TDR 1985);
"The Empty Beat: Khali as a Sign of Time" (American Journal of Semiotics)
cultural policy ; performing arts ; India ; oriental dance ; Rajasthan ; Zohra Segal.