Wednesday, September 9, 2015

JNU CSDE Invites Abstracts for the Young Scholars Seminar 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru University

CSDE, Invites Abstracts for the Young Scholars Seminar 2015

The Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion is organising a Young Scholars Seminar on 5-6 October, 2015.

Notwithstanding the academic rigour with which the caste question has been examined by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, economists as well as political scientists, caste still appears to be a perplexing lived reality. Rather than a fixed, essentialised or exclusive category, caste is contextual, intersects with various other identity markers and manifests itself in various local ways. One of the most intriguing features of caste is its ability to persist and adapt itself to the changing modern situations. The Young Scholars Seminar is aimed at encouraging M.Phil, PhD and post-doctoral scholars, working on various new dimensions of caste, to present their work, engage in constructive discussion and receive feedback. The seminar is intended to highlight the complexities that underlie caste practices as well as its variegated forms in past and present. Young scholars are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on any one of the following broad themes; along with one page C.V.

  • Caste in History:  Challenging Essentialism and understanding transformations
  • Institutionalisation of Caste based discrimination: Ideology, Practice and Experience
  • Caste in Everyday life from a variety of perspectives: Scheduled castes/Muslim Dalits/Dalit women/others
  • Caste and Religion
  • Caste, politics and processes of secularisation
  • Anti-caste movements: Resistance, Assimilation and Collaboration
  • Intersections of caste with gender, class, region, religion and culture
  • Dalit middle class
  • Caste and Diaspora
  • Caste, love and marriage
  • Caste in Urban India

Note: Paper on other creative themes related to caste are welcome too.

Deadline for abstracts:       14th September, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 16th September, 2015
Submission of full paper:    30th September, 2015

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