Date: Tuesday, June 7
Time: 5-6 pm UK time | In-person event
Speaker: Barbara Harriss-White, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford
Venue: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College
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Waste has arguably become the fastest growing sector of the Indian economy with no end to this growth in sight for the next century. How is this waste economy regulated? How is waste work gendered? Prof Barbara Harriss-White turns to these questions in her talk discussing small-town urban waste in South India. Prof Harriss-White will discuss the complicated waste generated by this town, the toxic work conditions, the work-force that is organised around it and the stigmatising/ ‘socially toxic’ social relations of waste generated and disposed of throughout the circuits of capital within the urban boundary.