Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 9 (September)

JSGP organises International Conference on “Labour and Work”

JSGP organised a conference on ‘Labour and Work’ on 23rd September 2019 at the JGU campus. The welcome address was given by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of JGU and the introductory remarks were given by Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar, Associate Professor, JSGP.

The sessions in the conference include: Labour Regimes and the Politics of Work; The Past and Present of Labour Law Reforms in India; Social Identity & Work – The Changing Social Lives of Work.

The sessions in the conference include: Labour Regimes and the Politics of Work; The Past and Present of Labour Law Reforms in India; Social Identity & Work – The Changing Social Lives of Work.

Labour and work have always been, and remain to the present day, core concerns of the social sciences. Researched from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches, debates about labour and work, however, often differ across disciplinary and geographical spaces. This international and interdisciplinary conference takes contemporary Indian and South Asian scholarship on labour and work as a starting point to discuss similarities and differences in theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as in current empirical concerns. Bringing together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds who work in diverse academic and empirical settings, this conference wants to open up debate about the vocabularies, questions and challenges posed by contemporary research on labour and work in different contexts.

This conference is structured into three, broadly themed, interactive sessions, which mainly consist of open discussion moderated by a session chair. Each thematic session will begin with a series of three to four short inputs by scholars working on India/South Asia and those researching non-South Asian regions, reacting on one or several of the key questions posed. While the sessions open up thematic debate on the complex political and social relations underpinning labour and work, they also aim to tease out differing disciplinary traditions and empirical interests in current research on labour and work in different contexts.

   

International Conference on Labour and Work-Schedule