01/06/08

Proposed Panel on Labour, Livelihoods and the State

This panel for the forthcoming LASSNET conference on Law and Social
Sciences in South Asia aims to explore the conception of a 'worker'
who is the object of legal protection. How have the state and law
imagined the 'worker'; what have been the shifts and continuity in the
law; why have certain categories of work and livelihoods been
privileged over others, and in what manner; what are the implications
of legal protection/ exclusion; and what are the costs the 'worker'
and organizations/collectivities have to bear for inclusion in such
legal coverage.

Papers from plural perspectives are welcomed.

Please email: Prabhu Mohapatra (prabhuayan@gmail.com) and Kamala
Sankaran (kamala.sankaran@gmail.com)

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