Call for Papers : Seminar on ‘Labour migration and social change in South Asia’

Call for Papers : Seminar on ‘Labour migration and social change in South Asia’

Organised by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) under the auspices
of Tata Trusts’ SHRAMIC initiative

Date: 27th March 2017, New Delhi
Venue : Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Background:
Though the movement of people in pursuit of work is not new, labour migration appears to be a growing phenomenon in the South Asian region. What’s more, empirical studies as well as papers analyzing government data have shown that migration is not a simple movement from village to city in this region, but involves multiple streams (rural-rural, rural-urban, urban-rural and urban-urban) and patterns including short-term, iterative, permanent and return migration (Agrawal, Chandrasekhar, & Gandhi, 2015; Chandrasekhar & Sharma, 2014). Moreover, short-distance migration and longer distance movements across regions within the same country and even across borders are all part of an increasingly complex migration landscape.

About the seminar
This seminar offers a platform for young researchers, scholars and practitioners to share thoughts and receive feedback on current research about labour migration and the social changes it induces in sending and receiving communities. We invite papers from PhD scholars as well as young researchers and practitioners engaged with issues of migration and social change. The papers may be theoretical or empirical, qualitative or quantitative in their approach, but must rely on in-depth knowledge of labour migration, and clearly eludicate the link between migration and social change. Recognizing that social changes encompass a wide array of social dynamics, papers may encompass themes related to, but not exclusive to poverty, livelihoods, emerging labor market opportunities, social mobility, access to migration opportunity, inequality, caste relations, gender, spatial changes, etc.. Accepted papers will be invited to make presentations approximately 15 minutes-long at the workshop. Discussants and panel chairpersons will be reputable academicians and practitioners working in the field of labour migration in a social sciences context.

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Interested researchers must send abstracts (of up to a 1000 words) and a current CV to:
Mukta Naik (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and
Tristan Bruslé (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Important dates
Last date for submission of abstracts: Extended to 23 January 2017
Announcement of selected papers: 30 January 2017
Submission of full papers: 13 March 2017
Workshop date : 27 March 2017