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CfP: Seminar on Experiences, Aspirations and Struggles: New Middle Class in Indian Cities @ TISS Mumbai [July 26-27]: Submit by May 5: Expired

TISS Mumbai is organising a National Seminar on ‘Experiences, Aspirations and Struggles: New Middle Class in Indian Cities’ on July 26-27 and invites abstracts on the theme.
Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
The new middle class in India is a burgeoning group, but it is not one which is homogenous. Central to the debate on the middle class, is the question of heterogeneity, based on their relative position in income brackets, regional distinctions, linguistic barriers, political contests, status anxieties, and caste and religious hierarchies.
The heterogeneity and complexity is hard to delineate in definitional terms which currently categorize the new middle class. In an attempt to understand the new middle class, as well as the processes which go into making it, it is important to engage with the subjective experiences of modern life, which is tied to the consumerist, the aspirational, and to the political.
In order to deliberate upon a range experiences, aspirations and struggles of new middle classes, we are organising a two days national seminar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Call for Papers

Through this Call for Papers, we invite researchers to submit proposals for papers, to be presented at an national seminar to be held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai in July 2018, that critically explore complexities and nuances associated with the new middle class through specific subthemes and their varied aspects:

  • Consumption and Lifestyle
  • Civic and Political Engagement
  • Identity and Intersectionality
  • Old and New Forms of Media
  • City, Classes and Contestations
  • Struggles and Aspirations
Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission: April 17, 2018 to May 5, 2018
  • Notification of selected abstract: May 12, 2018
  • Paper submission: July 9, 2018
  • Seminar Date : July 26-27, 2018
  • Submission of revised Paper for peer review for publication: August 31, 2018
Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract will be approximately 500 words long and will outline the main issues, hypotheses, arguments, methodology, case studies, structure of the paper and keywords. Please submit your abstract along with your CV and contact details to middleclassseminar@gmail.com.


Ms. Piyali Sen, Professor Manish K Jha and Professor Pushpendra Kumar, TISS. For more information, write to middleclassseminar@gmail.com.

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