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ERIC Number: EJ1133911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
"Think Differently, Get Creative": Producing Precarity in India's Corporate Theater Culture Industry
Saddler, Sarah
Research in Drama Education, v22 n1 p22-35 2017
In India's rapidly developing global cities, large multinational corporations implement theater-based corporate training programs that are designed to inspire employees to be more dynamic, aspirational, and self-motivated at work. Offering a performance ethnography of a week-long "Theatre in Excellence" program hosted in Bangalore (2014), I suggest that the theater-based corporate training process is a site where the emergent Indian neoliberal laboring subject is being talked about, experimented with, and actively shaped. These practices illuminate how within India, a previously colonized nation undergoing rapid economic restructuring, theater and performance techniques are used to both interrogate and reproduce employee precarity within neoliberal capitalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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