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Child Citizen and the Nation

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Child Citizen and the Nation
A talk by A. R. Vasavi

About the Talk
Despite the cultural value of children as subjects of emotional affect, children have lacked a political constituency and their conditions in the nation are a matter of concern. The promulgation of a range of rights (education, health, safety, food) has not resolved the problems of malnourishment, conditions of child labour, rampant sexual and physical abuse, unsafe living and working conditions, and denial of access to health and education continue. Unless children are recognised and treated as equal citizens and the range of interlinked social and economic disadvantages are addressed, the conditions of them being sacrificial subjects will continue.

About the Speaker
A. R. Vasavi, a Social Anthropologist, is based in Karnataka, and is a member of the PUNARCHITH COLLECTIVE that works on alternative education for rural youth. She received her masters from the Dept of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, and her PhD in Social Anthropology from Michigan State University (USA). She was a faculty with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, from 1997 to 2011, and a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Her academic interests are in sociology of India, agrarian studies, and sociology of education and she has conducted field research in various parts of India. Her publications include, Harbingers of Rain: Land and Life in South India (Oxford Univ Press 1999), In an Outpost of the Global Economy (co-edited with Carol Upadhya, Routledge, 2008), The Inner Mirror: Translations of Kannada Writings on Society and Culture (The Book Review Press, 2009), which is also available in Kannada as Volla Gannadi: Samakalina Samaja Mathu Samskruthi Kurita Kannada Barahaghalu. Her most recent book is Suicides and the Predicament of Rural India (Three Essays Collective, 2012). Kannada University, Hampi, has brought out a collection of her writings which have been translated into Kannada. A collected volume of her essays on education is forthcoming.

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The talk will be followed by the release of the book Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations by editors T. S. Saraswathi,‎ Shailaja Menon, and‎ Ankur Madan. While it is recognised that multiple kinds of childhoods exist in India, policy and practice approaches to working with children are still based on a singular model of the ideal child rooted in certain Western traditions. The book challenges readers to go beyond the acknowledgement of differences to evolving alternate models to this conception of children and childhoods.

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