[CRESPPA – CSH Conférence] ‘Subaltern Studies’ and the Social Sciences in India (S. Deshpande)


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CRESPPA et CSH vous invite pour la conférence sur:

‘Subaltern Studies’ and the Social Sciences in India

par Satish Deshpande

(Professeur de Sociologie, Université de Delhi)

La conférence sera discutée par Clemens Zobel, maître de conférences à l’Université Paris 8, Département de Science politique.

le 27 juin 2022 entre 14h00 et 17h00

lieu: Salle 3.05 du Centre de colloques sur le Campus Condorcet, métro Front Populaire, ligne 12/

Cette séance est co-organisée par le CRESPPA dans le cadre des financements de projets transversaux et par le Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH Delhi). Elle s’intègre aux activités de l’atelier de lecture du CRESPPA “Postcolonial, décolonial, colonialité : concepts, courants, approches”.

Le resumé : Although it is broadly true that the ‘Subaltern Studies’ phenomenon had a greater impact outside India, it also had a significant influence on the practice of social science within India. The decade of the arrival of Subaltern Studies – the 1980s – marked an important turning point in the social sciences in India. This presentation will explore some of the direct and indirect effects of the Subaltern phenomenon on the social sciences and humanities, particularly disciplines other than historiography.

L’intervenant :

Trained in the disciplines of economics and sociology, Satish Deshpande currently teaches sociology at Delhi University. His most recent publications include Sectarian Violence in India: Hindu-Muslim Conflict, 1966-2015 (2019, co-edited with Sanjay Palshikar); The Problem of Caste (2014, edited); and “The Story of my English” (in The India Forum, September 2019). His research interests cover caste and class inequalities, higher education, the history and politics of the social sciences, and questions of method and language in pedagogy. Two of his articles are available in French: “Le déni de la caste en Inde”, (with Mary E. John, in La vie des idées, http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Le-deni-de-la-caste-en-Inde.html, 2010); and ‘Castes et inegalites sociales dans l’Inde contemporaine’, (tr. by Roland Lardinois, in Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, n.160, December 2005, pp.99-116).

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