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Invitation 30.05.2013: Prof. Sanjay Srivastava - "Class/consumerism/ urban life and contemporary forms of religiosity in India."

You are cordially invited to the talk of Prof. Sanjay Srivastava.
  • When May 30, 2013 from 10:00 to 12:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Place: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Seminargebäude am Hegelplatz, Dorotheenstr. 24, Room 1.504
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This talk will explore the changing meaning of politics through exploring relationships between class, consumerism, urban life and ideas of the 'global' city, legality and illegality, and new ideals of family life, leisure and work. Through exploring such contexts, the course will also investigate changes in the relationship between the state and different class fractions.

Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. His publications include Constructing Postcolonial India. National Character and the Doon School(1998), Asia. Cultural Politics in the Global Age (2001, co-author), Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes. Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia (2004, contributing editor),Passionate Modernity. Sexuality, Class and Consumption in India (2007), Sexuality Studies(2013, contributing editor), and, Entangled Spaces. Slum, Gated Community and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon (forthcoming 2013). He is co-editor of the journal Contributions to Indian Sociology.

Please register for the session with Anandita Bajpai (Seminar für Südasien-Studien, IAAW, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) at AnanditaBajpai@gmail.com.