Putting the 'Cool' in Coolie: dissident Sexuality, Indo-Caribbean identity and the oppositonal aesthetics of Michelle Mohabeer's Film

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Title: Putting the 'Cool' in Coolie: dissident Sexuality, Indo-Caribbean identity and the oppositonal aesthetics of Michelle Mohabeer's Film
Author: Atluri, Tara
Abstract: “It’s referencing back all of those Indian women that have come worked on the plantations and in the cane fields. It’s empowering them to a degree and yet the dance is South Asian...it evokes Bengali folk dance. It has an Indianness coded in it....And on the side of that shot is the Guyana flag which I’ve inverted as well which is a big thing because in not showing the flag as is, I’m gesturing to the questionof sexuality. So there are many layers there...” (Mohabeer 2008)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/15939
Date: 2013-07-08


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