Famine, Mobility, Migration and Accelerated Marginalization of Marginalized

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
WG05 Famine and Society (host committee)

Language: English

Famine besides bringing in quantum human miseries in the society also brings in host of mobility and migration of people across the space. While it creates human tragedies on the one hand, it also creates the opportunities for accumulation of wealth and resources, exercise of power and authority, show causing humanism and philanthropy, and movements of goods and services on the other. This session aims to examine these dynamics of famine that reinforces marginalization of the marginalized through resourcelessness, migration, isolation and domination at one end and maximization of economic and political opportunities for the selected few on the other. Inviting papers from across the world this session aims to examine:

  • the socio-economic backgrounds of the victims  and beneficiaries of famine,
  • social, economic, and political implication of migration induced by famine,
  • the forms and extents of victimhood, patterns of extracting benefits out these miseries,
  • linkages between social structure and  victimhood and benefactor-hood during famine,
  • nature of state interventions towards the mitigation of the burden of famine and deterrents developed by the victims at the grass roots.

  The session will welcome empirical reflections and case studies on these issues with rigorous analytical inputs.

Session Organizer:
Debal SINGHAROY, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
Ranvinder Singh SANDHU, GNDU, Amritsar, India
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