Abstract This work utilises archival methods to examine the processes of identification authorized by the colonial state to establish the certification routine for children employed in the textile mills of Bombay in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Specifically, this project will investigate how colonial administrative and bureaucratic policies, along with the legal regulation… continue reading
Abstract: Schoolchildren’s embodied subjectivity has often been understood as a bio-political tool to ‘clean up’ and modernize poor and marginalized communities. In many post-colonial contexts, school uniforms frequently appear as visual symbols of a child’s clean, schooled body and democratic access to education. Through ethnographic research with 10–14-year-old schoolchildren in urbanizing areas in northern Tamil… continue reading
Gaylene Gordon is quoted in an Inquirer article about the wonderful project she mentored. Read the article here.
Prof. Dan Cook published “Vernacular Faith,” a photo essay on small houses of worship and community transition in North Philadelphia in the Winter 2022 issue of Contexts magazine, a publication of the American Sociological Association. Abstract This photographic essay sets out to represent a sense of place-making in several North Philadelphia neighborhoods, predominately inhabited by… continue reading
Here is a brief excerpt of the content: This is an extended review that emanated out of a reading club, which developed around this book as a result of pandemic restrictions and new possibilities. The approach was to reflect upon each chapter from the perspective of what Cook’s work adds to each of the participants’… continue reading
Congratulations to PhD student Ketaki Prabha on her coauthored article published in Children’s Geographies: “Decontextualized schooling and (child) development: Adivasi communities’ negotiations of early childhood care and education and schooling provisions in India.” ABSTRACT This paper examines the assimilatory politics of modern schooling as embodied in the spatial and temporal logics of the state’s educational… continue reading