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Book Released | Belonging in Motion: Contested Social Boundaries in South Asia

Belonging in Motion
Contested Social Boundaries in South Asia
by
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
(Professor of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany)

30 September 2022, Friday | 2 pm | Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur


Speakers

Pranika Koyu

(Writer and human rights professional)
Anju Pandit
(Consultant, Karnali Water Activity and ICIMOD)
Binod Pokhrel
(Professor, Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University)
Sagar Raj Sharma
(Professor, School of Arts, Kathmandu University)
&
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

From the back cover
More and more people are seeking to mould the modalities of their belong­ing. They contest unjust and unequal hierarchies that are externally imposed such as when the state stipulates the hierarchical rank of every caste and ethnic group, and defines their derived rights and duties therefrom. Belonging also becomes an issue in situations of spatial and social mobility or when personal choices collide with group norms. This collection focuses on the dynamic interactions of community, inequality, and power in Nepal and India from the venture point of be­longing—understood as an interplay of commonality, mutuality and attach­ments. It draws upon empirical cases while offering new conceptual tools for grasping the dynamic forces of belong­ing in contemporary world.

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