PE02
The changing nature of political economy and development in South Asian societies: readings from the fields and its publics

Convenors:
Tikiri Nimal Herath (University of Sri Jayawardenepura)
Location:
University Place 3.205
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 14:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

As it is argued by different anthropologists that political economy and development in south Asia experienced phenomenal changes in the family economies of the people in the south due to forces of globalization and corporatisation of state machinery.

Long abstract:

21st Century south Asian societies witnessed innumerable number of activities, events, risks and shocks. It is argued further by different anthropologists that political economy and development in south Asia experienced phenomenal changes in the family economies of the people in the south due to forces of globalization and corporatisation of state machinery. In order to look at the changing scenario of south Asian society's political economy and development, our panel major thrust revolves around the themes such as political economy and development, livelihood question of the poor, women and the marginalized, poverty and its related theoretical and empirical debates, changing nature of caste, tribal culture and situation of women and consequences of developmental projects on all the sections of the south Asian societies. Our panel also stresses overarching theme of the IUAES world congress in order to achieve our own sub-themes.