The Association of Young Indian Studies (AJEI) gathers students from various academic fields related to social sciences, from MA level to postdoctorate, working on South Asia. Every year, the Association organizes a one-day seminar in France and a four-day workshop in India that brings together young researchers and experienced scholars to discuss the work presented by the former. The 14th edition of the workshop will take place in Mumbai, from 11th to 15th March 2012 in partnership with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology of Bombay (IIT-B). This year, the topic will be “Territories, Cities and Urban Societies in South Asia.”
The 14th workshop of the AJEI proposes to analyze the different aspects of urban development in South Asia as well as to bring attention to the social consequences of urban management and development. This implies taking into account all the main actors and focusing on the case of Indian megacities and metropolis, along with small and medium-sized towns. The latter are facing an urban dynamic stressing slightly different issues. The major themes in focus for the workshop will be: (1) spatial transformations and their social implications; (2) urban policies; (3) the socio-spatial mobility generated by urban development; (4) the question of urban cultures and identities. Papers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (urban planning, economics, geography, sociology, social anthropology, public policy, etc.) can rely on one or several of these axes. They can either be presented as a localized ethnographic study or as a more macroscopic one.
Proposals for papers should be sent either in French or in English before 30th November at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each presentation (in English) will last 20 minutes. Please mention along with your abstract and title, your full name, discipline, level of studies, institution of affiliation and research topics.
Ingrid Le Gargasson
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales/CEIAS
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