Mahanirban Calcutta Research group

 

Published Research Papers from crg

The Calcutta Research Group have Published Nine New Research Papers on International Workshop & Conference in Migration and Forced Migration Studies


  2018

Previous Years Research Papers on 2017

 

 

       
 

Policies and Practices 105
 

Reflections on the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis
 
 

Essays by Federico Rahola and Priya Singh
 

 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 104
 

Global Capitalism, Informal Economy and the Question of Labour
 
 

Essays by Byasdeb Dasgupta and Ilina Sen
 

 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 103
 

Migrants and Movements across Asia: Mobility, Global Migration Governance, and the European Response
 
 

Essay by Anita Sengupta
 

 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 102
 

Statelessness, International Conventions and the Need for New Initiatives? Addressing the New Frontiers of Statelessness
 
 

Essay by Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
 
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 101
 

Global Capitalism and Refugee and Migrant Labour
 
 

Essays by Ranabir Samaddar & Samita Sen
 
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 100
 

Population Flows, Refugees, and the Responsibility to Protect in the Global Protection System
 
 

Essay by Shibashis Chatterjee
 
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 99
 

Responsibility to Protect: Questions of Race, Religion, Resource and the Unspoken Fourth
 
 

Essay by Paula Banerjee
 
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 98
 

Promises and Paradoxes of a Global Gaze
 
 

Essay by Ranabir Samaddar
 
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 97
 

Peasants, Students, Insurgents and Popular Movements in Contemporary Assam
 
 

Essay by Sanjay Barbora
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 96
 

The Urban Turn
 
Separation, Mobility and the Ordinary City: On Migrants’ Subjection and Subjectivity: The paper centers on what was categorised as a paradigmatic city, an archetype; colonial and postcolonial notions of cityness; and the postcolonial city that was an exemplary to cities that were removed from the administrative centers of the state and capitalist power, in other words, the ordinary city.
The Generic City: meta-political remarks on the Future of the City at the Time of Absolute Capitalism: The paper attempts to transpose the tripartition of the meaning of plasticity as proposed by the philosopher Catherine Malabou to the heuristic understanding of the evolution of the city.
The Urban Turn: The paper explicates the concept of urban turn in its myriad forms in contemporary times, wherein the city becomes the site of modern power albeit in disguise.

Essays by Subir Sinha, Livio Boni & Ranabir Samaddar
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 95
 

Capital: Value & Translation

 
The two pieces in “Capital Value & Translation” build on the notion of ‘commodity’ as discussed by Marx in Das Capital, and address the politics of translation with reference to translations of Das Capital. Pranab Kanti Basu, in “Commodity Fetishism”, elaborates on the departure of Marxian OD logic through the problem of Commodity Fetishism (CF), while simultaneously showing the role of interpellation and of the need of intertwining cultural counter-hegemonic strategies with the political counter-hegemonic practices of those organising to affect social change. Jon Solomon, in “From ‘Linguistic Context’ to ‘Sinification’: Marx, China, and Translation in the Postcolonial Condition”, attempts to construct a genealogy of Sinification in relation to the concept of postcolonial condition elaborated by Ranabir Samaddar (2017). He attempts to understand the postcolonial condition in the light of the modern regime of translation, and to understand the how the regimes of accumulation are related to the apparatus of area and anthropological difference that characterizes the postcolonial world.

Essays by Atig Pranab Kanti Basu & Jon Solomon
 

 
       
 

Policies and Practices 94
 

Population and Rent in Capital

 
“Population and rent in Capital” has two reflective pieces that look at Marx’s Das Capital from the perspectives of population and rent. In “Is There a Theory of Population in Capital?” Ranabir Samaddar contextualises the need to re-engage with and re-frame the question of relation between capitalism and population with reference to Marxian, Malthussian and Foucauldian perspectives on labour and life. Iman Kumar Mitra, in Marx’s Theory of Rent: A Speculative Reading”, retraces the trajectory of the theory of rent in Marx’s exposition of capitalism against the backdrop of the implications of such a theory in a capitalist society as espoused by Marxian scholars like Harvey and Dussel.

Essays by Ranabir Samaddar and Iman Kumar Mitra