Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: Miriam Thangaraj (Lecturer, Educational Policy, UW-Madison)
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Silk, School & Special Economic Zones: Children’s learning and earning trajectories in Kanchipuram, India. At the turn of the millennium, the global consensus on education was unequivocal: the formal classroom produced both appropriate childhoods as well as appropriate futures. Foregrounding the voices of children and young people, and drawing on oral histories of Kanchipuram’s weavers, she not only offers a situated critique of the global cultural politics of childhood and the political economy of compulsory education, but also a vernacular understanding of children’s rights and development.