University of Heidelberg

PD Dr. Karin Polit

Dr. Karin Polit PD Dr. Karin Polit
Margarete von Wrangell Fellow

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Contact information

Department of Anthropology
South Asia Institute
University of Heidelberg
INF 330, Room 503
69120 Heidelberg

E-Mail: kpolit@sai.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0)6221 - 54 89 31

Home page: www.anthropology-india.net

Office Hours

WS 17/18
Dienstag, 05.12. 10:00 - 12:00
Dienstag, 19.12. 10:00 - 12:00
Dienstag, 23.01. 10:00 - 12:00

Publications

MONOGRAPHIEN

  • 2015. When Gods set out to wander: The value of art, heritage and ritual in Uttarakhand, India. Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Heidelberg. Habilitationsschrift, eingereicht im April 2015. Fakultät für Verhaltens – und Empirische Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Heidelberg.
  • 2012. Women of Honour: Gender and Agency among Dalit Women in the Central Himalayas. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.
  • 2006. Keep My Share of Rice in the Cupboard : ethnographic reflections on practices of gender and agency among Dalit women in the Central Himalayas. Heidelberg.

HERAUSGEBERSCHAFT

  • 2015. (i. d.) (mit G. Alex Hg.) Childbirth and its Accompanying Rituals. Draupadi: Heidelberg
  • 2015. (unter Begutachtung) (mit C. Brosius Hg.). Youth in South Asia. Special Issue. The International Journal of Child Youth and Family Studies.
  • 2011. (mit C. Brosius Hg.) Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. New Delhi: Routledge.
  • 2010. (mit C. Brosius Hg.) Ritual and Media, section of Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. Volume IV- Reflexivity, Media and Visuality. (Hg Axel Michaels et al.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

ZEITSCHRIFTEN UND ARTIKEL

  • 2015. (unter Begutachtung) Gifts of love and friendship: On changing marriage traditions, the meaning of gifts and the value of women in the Garhwal Himalays. In Journal of Hindu Studies.
  • 2015. (i.D.) The making of persons and ancestors: rituals of birth and death among Dalits in the Garhwal Himalayas. In: Gabriele Alex und Karin Polit (Hg.). Childbirth and its Accompanying Rituals. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ritual Studies Series.
  • 2015. (i.D.) Rythm, Agency and Divine Presence in the Garhwal Himalayas. In: Schulze, H. (Hg.) (Musical) Text as Ritual Object. Brepols: 151-161
  • 2015. (unter Begutachtung) Educational Stress and suicidal behavior among young middle class students in North India. In: Christiane Brosius und Karin Polit (Hg.) Youth in South Asia. Special Issue. The International Journal of Child Youth and Family Studies.
  • 2013. Verkörperung. In: Christiane Brosius, Axel Michaels, Paula Schrode (Hg.). Ritual und Ritualdynamik: Schlüsselbegriffe, Theorien, Diskussionen. Göttingen: UTB: 215-221.
  • 2013. Performative Ritual as Sensual Experience of Body, Place and Sociality. In. Axel Michaels und Christof Wulf (Hg). Exploring the Senses. New Delhi: Routledge.
  • 2013. Moving Deities and the Public Sphere. In: Ute Hüsken und Axel Michaels (Hg). South Asian Festivals on the Move. Wiesbaden. Harrasowitz: 275-296.
  • 2013. (im Druck). Rythm, Agency and Divine Presence in the Garhwal Himalayas. In: Schulze, H. (Hg) (Musical) Text as Ritual Object. Brepols.Rythm, Agency and Divine Presence in the Garhwal Himalayas. In: Schulze, H. (Hg) (Musical) Text as Ritual Object. Brepols.
  • 2012. (mit W.S. Sax) Moved by God: Performance and Memory in the Western Himalayas. In: Koch, S; Fuchs, T & Müller, C. (Hg). Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement. Ch. 16.
  • 2011. Wenn Rituale Kulturerbe werden: Zur Konstruktion und Ästhetik kulturellen Erbes in Uttarakhand, Nordindien. In: Karolewski, J.; Miczek, N & Zotter, C. (Hgs) "Ritualdesign" Beiträge zur ritualtheoretischen Anwendung des Begriffs Frankfurt am Main: Transkript, Sektion3.
  • 2011. (mit C. Brosius) Introduction: Ritual, Heritage and Identity in a Globalised World. In: Brosius and Polit (Hgs) Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World: New Delhi: Routledge, 1-17.
  • 2011. Heritage, Art and Elections: Popular Culture, Ritual and Political Competition in Uttarakhand. In: Brosius and Polit (Hgs) Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. New Delhi: Routledge, 149-164.
  • 2011. From Ritual Ground to Stage (mit F Dubois, E. de Maaker and M. Riphagen) In: Grimes et. al. (Hgs) Ritual, Media, and Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press, 37-75.
  • 2011. Was sind eigentlich Rituale? In: Alexandra Heidle (Hg) Die bunte Welt der Rituale. Heidelberg: Universitaätsverlag Winter, 6-11.
  • 2010. (mit C. Brosius) Introducing Media Rituals and Ritual Media. In: Brosius and Polit (Hgs) "Ritual and Media", section of Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. Volume IV- Reflexivity, Media and Visuality. (Hg Axel Michaels et al.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 267-276.
  • 2009. Staging Ritual Heritage: How Rituals Become Theatre in Uttarakhand, India. In: Brosius and Hüsken (Hg.) Ritual Matters. New Delhi: Routledge, 29-48.
  • 2008. Pilgrimages: Hinduism – Gender and sexuality. In: Encyclopaedia of Sex and Gender. New York: Macmillan Reference.
  • 2008. Performing heritage through rituals, the case of Uttarakhand. In Bent Flemming Nielsen, Bent Holm, and Karen Vedel (Hg.). Religion, Ritual, Theatre. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang.
  • 2007. The Consequences of Ritual Failure. A Garhwali case study. In Ute Hüsken (Hg.) When Rituals go wrong. Mistakes, Failure, and the Dynamics of Ritual. Leiden: Brill, 199-208.
  • 2005. The Effect of Marginality on People’s Well Being: An Ethnographic encounter among Dalits of the Central Himalayas. In: Stefan Ecks and William S. Sax (Hg.). The Ills of Marginality: New Perspectives on Health in South Asia, special Issue of Anthropology and Medicine. 12(3): 225-237.
  • 2005. (mit Razum. Oliver and Sahin-Hodoglugil, N.N.) Health, wealth or family ties? Why Turkish work migrants return from Germany: Qualitative study with re-migrants in Turkey. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: 31: 719-739.

FILME

  • 2011. When Gods set out to wander: the divine pilgrimage of the godking "Jakh" in the Central Himalayas. 59min, Hindi with English subtitles (Kamera, Regie, Konzept, Schnitt: Sarah Ewald und Frank Pfeiffer)
  • 2011. Jugendkulturen in Indien und deren Rituale. 4,12 min: hier klicken. (Konzept und Mitarbeit in Zusammenarbeit mit Frank Pfeiffer und Christoph Bertolo, Universität Heidelberg)

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