Workshop: "Egalitarianism, Hierarchy and Global Intellectual Labour beyond the West", Lecture Hall, NIAS

Egalitarianism, Hierarchy and Global Intellectual Labour beyond the West

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru

18 – 20 September (2018)




This workshop is oriented around exploring and re-assessing critical interfaces between Western and non-Western thought— with a special emphasis on egalitarian orders, political critique, and sociocultural comparisons. The speakers in the workshop address the following themes and questions: concrete examples of social movements trying to erase hierarchies in caste, class or gender; current populist movements across the world right now; cases of orientalism appearing in new forms; cases of how hierarchy is implied in the act of theorizing itself? This workshop will be convened by Prof. Bruce Kapferer (from University of Bergen) and Prof. Sundar Sarukkai (from NIAS).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018