Archive for March, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS – Globalisation and People at the Margins: Experiences from India


Submissions are invited for a book on “Globalisation and People at the Margins: Experiences from India”.

Tentative Title:
Globalisation and People at the Margins: Experiences from India

Dr. Sarbeswar SAHOO and
Dr. Eswarappa KASI

Globalisation has brought many significant changes in the socio-political and economic spheres of Indian society. Although it has brought economic growth and expanded the size of the middle class in India, the lives of the marginalised people have not improved as expected. Globalisation has drastically transformed the relationship between the state and the civil society in India and, as a result, the state is withdrawing itself from the welfare agenda. In response to this, many of the non-state actors have emerged to take up issues that were previously undertaken by the state. Specifically, globalisation has followed a market-oriented development strategy, which has affected the livelihoods of the marginalised people. The civil society actors have strongly opposed this exploitative and exclusivist model of development and advocated for a more participatory and people-centric development paradigm. With this background, the book aims to dwell upon the theoretical and epistemological engagement of globalisation on the one hand, and the ethnographic and empirical experiences on the other. The book will follow inter-disciplinary perspectives, drawing on inferences from sociology, anthropology, politics, development and area studies. The editors invite abstracts or summary of the paper on the following themes.

1. Globalisation and Marginality
2. Globalization and Livelihoods
3. Globalisation and Social Welfare
4. Globalisation, Civil Society and the State in India
5. Globalisation and Political Mobilisation

The length of the abstract/summary of the paper should be around 500 words. The due date of submission of abstract is April 20, 2012. Abstracts should be submitted to sarbeswarjnu [ at ]; and kasieswar [ at ]

The last date for abstract submission has been extended till June 30, 2012.

Dr. Sarbeswar SAHOO is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany.

Dr. Eswarappa KASI is associated with the U.N. Women Project at the Center for Women’s Development and Gender Studies, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, India.