[Urbanstudy] Public Lecture-Thu. Jan 21, 16 at 5.00 PM-Dr. Geert De Neve will speak on "Caste Discrimination in Contemporary Tamil Nadu: Evidence from the Tiruppur Textile Region"-Lecture Hall, NIAS

Carol Upadhya carol.upadhya at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 23:15:02 CST 2016


*Indian Institute of Science Campus,*

*Bengaluru - 560 012*

invites you to a



*Caste Discrimination in Contemporary Tamil Nadu: *

*Evidence from the Tiruppur Textile Region *

*(by Grace Carswell, Geert De Neve and Judith Heyer)*


*Dr. Geert De Neve *

*Reader in Anthropology, University of Sussex*

Date:   Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time:   5.00 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

*Abstract:* This presentation examines the ways in which caste
discrimination is shaping the livelihood opportunities, educational
participation and political mobilisation of Dalit communities in western
Tamil Nadu today. Based on long-term ethnographic and survey material from
the Tiruppur region, the presentation explores the changing nature of caste
discrimination as well as the extent to which persistent forms of
discrimination affect Dalits’ ability to gain education, take part in new
sectors of the region’s economy, and benefit from the impressive economic
growth that the region has shown in the past few decades.  Despite years of
industrialisation, economic growth and political mobilisation, caste
prejudice - and the practices of discrimination that it entails - remain
deeply entrenched across this region of Tamil Nadu, affecting the most
vulnerable community of Arunthathiyars the most.

*About the Speaker:* Geert De Neve is Reader (Associate Professor) of
Anthropology at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. He is author of *The
Everyday Politics of Labour: Working Lives in India’s Informal Economy* (Social
Science Press, 2005), and has published articles on labour practices and
ethical governance in India’s garment sector. He is also the co-editor
of *Industrial
Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader *(2009) and *Hidden Hands in the
Market: Ethnographies of Fair Trade, Ethical Consumption and CSR *(2008).

** * * * * * * **

*All are cordially invited*

Organised by the School of Social Sciences, NIAS

For further information, please contact Prof. Carol Upadhya <
carol.upadhya at gmail.com>

K S Rama Krishna
N.I.A.S., I.I.Sc Campus
Bengaluru 560012
Ph:   2218 5000
Fax: 2218 5028
Email: niasoff at gmail.com


Carol Upadhya
School of Social Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560012

office:  +91 80 2218 5000/ 5141 (ext)
cell:      +91(0) 97408 50141

carol at nias.iisc.ernet.in
carol.upadhya at gmail.com

Programme Co-Director,
*Provincial Globalisation: The Impact of Reverse Transnational Flows in
India's Regional Towns*
*http://www.provglo.org/ <http://www.provglo.org/>*
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