Research in unpleasant places: From the political economy of production to the reality of waste in India - An ESID Masterclass
|Starts:||10:00 15 Apr 2015|
|Ends:||11:30 15 Apr 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Brooks World Poverty Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Prof. Barbara Harriss-White|
In this seminar Professor Barbara Harris-White from the University of Oxford will talk about how to move from theory at a high level of abstraction to fieldwork in unpleasant places: What are the elephant traps awaiting the move from the abstract to the concrete? When that move cannot avoid fieldwork in unpleasant places, what are the challenges and how does one experiment with solutions? These and other questions will be aired in a class about research that moves from the theory of the metabolic rift to fieldwork on the waste economy of a small town in South India and the ‘waste people’ who derive their livelihoods from waste.
Staff and Masters/PhD students can book their place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13th April.
Prof. Barbara Harriss-White
Role: Emeritus Professor of Development Studies
Organisation: University of Oxford
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