ESWARAPPA KASI
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Nandasena Maddugoda left a comment for ESWARAPPA KASI
"Thank you Dr.Kasi Nandasena"
Jun 15, 2010
ESWARAPPA KASI left a comment for Nandasena Maddugoda
"Dear Nandasena, Nice to hear from you. Unfortunately, i do not have the copy of the book now. You can see this details in the following…"
Jun 15, 2010
Nandasena Maddugoda left a comment for ESWARAPPA KASI
"Dear Dr.Kasi, I am doing a PhD on Ideologies and Practices on Mega Development Projects in developing countries, specialy I study the expressway project in Sri lanka,My main focus is Anthropology of development. I appreciete if you can send me…"
Jun 13, 2010
Rick Holden replied to ESWARAPPA KASI's discussion Environmental Anthropology-Needs a look now in the group Environmental Anthropology
"I don't know anything about conferences, but here in Dallas, Texas, they're using ethnography to better understand how to best design development and redevelopment in the city. The idea is that communities should reflect the various groups…"
Jun 6, 2010
Ariel Appel replied to ESWARAPPA KASI's discussion Environmental Anthropology-Needs a look now in the group Environmental Anthropology
"I'm still a BA student (studying anthropology combined with environmental studies), but Environmental Anthropology is my main current focus and future direction of interest. I strongly believe a point-of-view centered on the relationship…"
Jan 26, 2010
Ranjan Lekhy replied to ESWARAPPA KASI's discussion POLITICAL ECOLOGY and RESOURCE FRONTIERS in the group Anthropology of Resources
"Hi Gisa! By when I should expect to see your comprehensive bibliography? Would you like to say something about the works of Prof. Susan Stonich?"
Dec 18, 2009
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EASA 2010- Call for Papers

EASA, 2010: EASA2010: Crisis and imaginationMaynooth, 24/08/2010 – 27/08/2010Panel (W076) Title: Anthropological reflections on crisis and imagination: a field viewConvenorsEswarappa Kasi (University of Hyderabad) emailRobin Oakley (Dalhousie University) emailMail All ConvenorsShort AbstractIn order to depict anthropological moorings, we invite scholars and academicians working in the themes and perspectives of anthropological reflections of crisis and imagination to contribute their…See More
Dec 18, 2009
Marie Louise Seeberg replied to ESWARAPPA KASI's discussion Environmental Anthropology-Needs a look now in the group Environmental Anthropology
"yes, I share your view andin fact found your post when searching for activity on this front. There seems to be very little going on. Strange and even unlikely. Anyone out there? There is a conference due in Copenhagen next year: International…"
Dec 7, 2009
ESWARAPPA KASI left a comment for Miruna Rolea
"Nice to know that you are doing research in India. If you need any help from my end do contact me at 91-9866028289 or through email kasieswar@gmail.com."
Nov 30, 2009
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Nov 30, 2009
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heory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery-New Book

Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery Edited by Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik (2009). Jaipur: Rawat Publications: ISBN 81-316-0306-7, 356 pages; Rs. 950.Theory and Practice of Ethnography is an anthology of research papers contributed by illustrious scholars both from India and abroad. It accentuates theoretical and empirical layout of the Ethnography, language, Literature, Culture, Rethinking History and Social Development. Ethnography is highly entertained in…See More
Nov 27, 2009
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ESWARAPPA KASI commented on ESWARAPPA KASI's blog post Dimensions of Social Exclusion:Ethnographic Explorations-New Book from CSP, UK
"My PhD work is on Banjara people only. But, they called in South India as Sugali or Lambada. Their mother tongue is Banjara only."
Oct 13, 2009
pnina motzafi haller commented on ESWARAPPA KASI's blog post Dimensions of Social Exclusion:Ethnographic Explorations-New Book from CSP, UK
"thank you for your reference. Do you know of any work about the banjara people??"
Oct 12, 2009

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Dr. K. ESWARAPPA
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Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad
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http://www.uohyd.ernet.in

Profile of Dr. KASI ESWARAPPA, University of Hyderabad, INDIA

Teaching Interests:
Tribes and Other Backward Communalities in India (offered January- May 2009); Fieldwork and Research Methods (offered July-December 2009), Introduction to Social Anthropology, Theories of Culture, Applied Anthropology and Tribal/Indigenous Development, Anthropology of Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Livelihoods.

Research Interests:
Anthropology of Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Livelihoods, Mobility and Migration with reference to Diasporic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development and Social Change, Rural and Tribal Livelihoods in the Globalisation era, Ethnographic Discourse of the Tribes and the Marginalized, Anthropology of Information and Technology and Anthropology of Communication Studies.

Summary of Areas of specialization:
Being a scholar of Anthropology, I understood ‘anthropology’ is a science of human and its socio-cultural mechanism. According to time and space ecological system of human and its behavioural practices have in changing process. Anthropology has not been confined only to paramount the evolution theory of human but also it emphasizes on the evolution of human socio-cultural practices.

The history of anthropology says anthropology is an inter-disciplinary subject which is dealing with the cultures of primitive society, evolution theory, Fossil studies, archaeology, Anthropological Linguistics, Race and Ethnicity, Social structures (Family and kinship, marriage and divorce), festivals and rituals, customs and traditions, law of economics, land, poverty and starvation, development, gender, empowerment, children studies, education, policy, etc,.

Apart from these dominated areas of anthropology, the new areas have emerged to study social development and changing aspects of micro-macro society, i.e. called as ‘anthropology of development and change’. It has defined as the subject of marginalized communities. It need to be study by anthropologists because they can go through the reality and study properly in using their techniques such as case studies, participant observation, interviews, which are brought out the authenticity of the people and their problems. Further, it will suggest the solutions to be implemented by the authorities/government for resolving the immediate issues of people.

The basis of development and social welfare is to target the marginalized and downtrodden sections of the society. They may be from the rural areas/countryside or urban set-up of fringes of rural and urban. It is here my research area ‘Anthropology of Development and Change’ fits in to address the voices of un-heard communities and represent their problems. Further, it also focuses on the basic necessities of the marginalized and evaluate the development programmes to measure the change that took place with a result of the welfare programmes.

Post-1990s India experienced the third phase of globalization, which is very active in all areas of the development. This is not an exception to the rural and urban communalities of the society. It is here, my area ‘Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management’ tries to look at the existing resources and its management of the communalities in order to cope up the shift changes in their surroundings due to onset of globalization. Livelihoods become core issues of the communalities concerned and also its sustenance is important to study as anthropologists.

‘Ethnographic discourse of the Other’ is one of the focal areas of anthropology in the present decade. Though, the theory of ethnography has been studies from the beginning now it has developed in the wider perspectives. Ethnography became a method and methodology in anthropological study. Ethnographic enquiry of the marginalized and subordinated groups has become the hallmark of anthropology in contemporary society. While conducting an ethnographic study of a particular group of people or society, it deals with the habitual properties of human such as language, literature, material culture, surrounding environment, education, magic, entertainment, handicrafts, livelihoods, the hierarchy of caste class, knowledge transmission, ethno-medical practices, science and technology, etc,. all these aspects clearly giving the social set-up of human rather monographic study of a group of people. Though, ethnographic study and monographic study of a group of people are synonymous but they are different from each other in a point of use of their method and methodology faithfulness. This is an emerging theme of contemporary anthropological study which helps to minimize the social tension between the people of different caste, class, religion, race, gender, and social exclusion, etc,.
Important Publications:
• ANTHROPOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT IN A GLOBALIZED INDIA: AN ETHNOGAPHY OF SERI-CULTURE FROM THE SOUTH, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2009.
• “Ethnographic Discourse of the Other: Conceptual and Methodological Issues”, (co-edited) Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008 & 2009 (paper back).
• “Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery”, (co-edited) Rawat Publications, 2009 (in Press).
• “Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology Today” (co-edited) MAN IN INDIA, Special Issue, January-June 2009.
• “Rethinking Developmental Discourse in the 21st Century India”, (co-edited) Serials Publications, 2009 (in press).

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At 12:42pm on June 15, 2010, Nandasena Maddugoda said…
Thank you Dr.Kasi

Nandasena
At 1:30am on June 13, 2010, Nandasena Maddugoda said…
Dear Dr.Kasi,

I am doing a PhD on Ideologies and Practices on Mega Development Projects in developing countries, specialy I study the expressway project in Sri lanka,My main focus is Anthropology of development. I appreciete if you can send me relevent findings you have it will be great support for me.I like to read Anthropology and development in Globalized India.

Maddugoda
At 6:54am on September 7, 2009, ESWARAPPA KASI said…
I welcome all the members to comment on my new book.
 
 
 

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