Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

DALIT BOMBAY: ON STIGMA; PRECARITY AND THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF OUTCAST LABOR

GASTVORTRAG: PROF. ANUPAMA RAO; DATUM: MO, 25. Juni 2012, 18-20h; ORT: Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 217 (2. Stock)
  • When Jun 25, 2012 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 217
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Gastvortrag von

PROF. ANUPAMA RAO
Associate Professor, History
Barnard College, Columbia University
 

 

ABSTRACT

This talk critiques social histories of labor, and genealogies of labor universalism more broadly in an effort to revisit (and rethink standard narratives of) the caste-class  debates as these were played out in late colonial and postcolonial Bombay. The paper addresses conceptual closures to exploring lifeworlds and emancipatory logics that are outside recognizable domains of 'the political,' by exploring the forms of critical thought and cultural production enabled by intersections between stigmatized life, and the social experience of labor. By so doing, the paper seeks to outline what I call a Dalit theory of materiality and of urban form that was the distinct product of Ambedkarite and working-class political cultures of late colonial, and postcolonial Bombay.

 

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