Between Work and Labor: Interstitial Selves in the Indian Construction Industry – University of Copenhagen

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Global Centre of South Asian Studies Seminar Series Spring 2019

Between Work and Labor: Interstitial Selves in the Indian Construction Industry

Public seminar with Adam Sargent

Adam Sargent is a sociocultural anthropologist who works at the intersection of semiotic anthropology and political economy with a regional focus on urban North India. 

His current work focuses particularly on the socio-technical organization of labor, infrastructure, urbanization, materiality as well as caste and inequality.  He is currently working on a book manuscript which explores these issues through a study of the politics of labor and livelihood in the construction industry.  Based on fieldwork at construction sites in the greater Delhi region the manuscript argues that contemporary urban transformations are shaped by, even as they remake, social landscapes of labor.  Adam is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.  

The seminar is free and registration is not necessary. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Dan Hirslund

Poster for the event can be found here

The Global Centre for South Asian Studies Seminar Series is organized jointly by the Emerging Worlds Project , Asian Dynamics Initiative, and the Nordic Himalayan Research Network.