11 October - Changing through Custom?
Changing Perspectives on Tribe in South Asia
The sociological relevance of categories such as ‘tribe’ and ‘indigeneity’ is increasingly being contested, and that certainly holds for its applicability in South Asia. It seems almost unavoidable that in South Asia a notion such as tribe (and the related adivasi) invokes a hierarchical perspective on culture. What is the political and cultural relevance of ‘tribe’ in India today, and how does it have a bearing on everyday life? Erik de Maaker will address these questions, drawing on his long-time ethnographic involvement with the Garo community of North East India.
Dr Erik de Maaker, Assistant Professor, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Time, venue, practical information
Wednesday 11 October
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Entrance is free.
No prior registration required.