This year we again see a bump in the crop of books about the South Asian experience. What kind of work can and does it encompass? The field of desi literature is so incredibly expansive, and it always amazes me how there are as many differences as there are commonalities, whether in regard to language or identity politics.
A critical work on disability studies, this book explores the full complexity of disability in its multi-layered, interactional dynamics. The book imparts understanding of the social, political and cultural construction of disability as opposed to the traditional perception of disability in terms of medical condition, biological trait, rehabilitation and special education. It focuses on foregrounding disability across various areas including education, law and sociology, critically exploring the interaction of gender and disability, and challenging the separation between theory and practice as well as academia and activism.
Research activity and project outlines. South Asia, with more than 1. Many countries in the region, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, are undergoing dynamic economic and social changes as globalization and liberalization spread.
In the past few years, entertainers of south Asian origin have gone from being a minor footnote in American popular culture to a headline event. You can see a snapshot of this new America in a picture British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed tweeted this month at the Met Gala, the annual gathering of pop-culture royalty. After all, the relationship between Britain and south Asia goes all the way back to the founding of the East India Company in and, you know, that whole colonialism thing. South Asians have played a significant part in British culture for a while.
Family Realities in The family as an institution garners much attention in the contemporary South Asian world, raising questions about its continued resilience and forms of change and adaptation. With forces of modernization, advancement of youth cultures, greater participation of women in the work force, and migration, the centrality of the family in the everyday lives and experiences of individuals is queried and piques interest.
The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster. The programme explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK. During this programme, fellows will explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. These countries were chosen, in part, because liberalization occurred in these countries in the mid s to early s and was substantial, providing clear globalization shocks as a laboratory experiment to discuss linkage. View via Publisher.
Journal of Economic Structures. DecemberCite as. Results report that overall globalization, economic globalization, and political globalization accelerate economic growth in the long-run; however, the dimensions of globalization have no significant effect in the short-run.
For South Asian women, a major hurdle to their meaningful participation online is their ability to ensure their safety. This post illustrates this challenge by recounting the safety and privacy challenges faced by women across India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, who talked to us about their online experiences. Overall, we find that women in the region face unique risks due to the influence of patriarchal norms and because fewer women are online.