PhD workshop: The Asian City – University of Copenhagen

ADI Conference 2019 > PhD workshop: The Asia...

11th Annual International ADI Conference

Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen

Early Career Scholar Workshop 2019

The Asian City

Theory, Method, Debates

Conveners: Ravinder Kaur and Jørgen Delman,  Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies and Sarah Swider, Dept. of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

The emergence of mega-cities and prosperous towns across Asia is predicated upon entwined processes of rapid industrialization, historic demographic growth, accumulation of wealth, and steep economic inequality in the 21st century. The Asian city is not only a ‘concrete’ manifestation of Asia’s economic prosperity in the form of modern architectural wonders, neon-lit skyscrapers, new spaces of consumption and leisure, it is also a site where a variety of infrastructures of economic production and resource extraction take shape. To be sure, we neither posit the city in opposition to the village, nor urban to the rural. Instead we aim to address the unending modes of circulations – natural resources, labor, and commodity production – that bind the countryside with the city.

This workshop invites early career scholars (PhD scholars and Postdocs) to submit their work.      

Details incl information about submission will follow shortly.