This new initiative seeks to support critical scholarship on the multiple ways that “economy and society” are being theorized across both geographies and academic disciplines as they relate to India or China, or both. For some, the phrase “economy and society” evokes notions of Weberian charisma, labor valuation, and anthropology on “the gift.” For others, this phrase calls to mind the old formulation of “land, labor and capital.” For another group, what comes to mind is the role of neoliberal globalization and the emerging role of design in the marketing and branding of aesthetics, affect and subjectivity. And for yet another group of scholars, the question turns on the future role of Asian economies. This initiative aims to focus these broad but exciting discourses into a coherent picture of what it means to speak and write about “Economies and Societies” in the 21st century.
Over the past year the India China Institute has convened a series of scholars deliberations around the theme of “Economies and Societies.” This included a half-day colloquium which brought together faculty from across The New School, as well as academics from Columbia, NYU and Asia. Building on these deliberations, ICI also put together an “Economy and Society Working Group,” composed of faculty from across The New School, to help develop this research initiative into a larger project. Students who were selected for a Research Award will also form a vital part of this emerging intellectual community.
Economies and Societies of India and China: A Research Colloquium
To deepen the engagement of mutual research interests among ICI-affiliated faculty both at the New School and in the New York City region, ICI will host a series of research colloquiums during the 2014-15 academic year under the title of Economies and Societies of India and China. This is a broad program to encourage research collaboration on the social and political formations that have both informed and emerged from the capitalisms of China and India. Research includes both contemporary and historical manifestations of capitalisms in India and China.
The Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China (CESIC) will give a scholar the opportunity to present a recent research paper for comment and discussion at a monthly colloquium of invited participants. The scholar will circulate the paper in advance for participants to read and suggest feedback during the colloquium.
Past E&S Grant Awards:
Note: We are not currently accepting applications at this time.
Exploratory Faculty Research Grants (Spring 2013)
Awards up to $10,000
The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School provided support to faculty for research and projects related to the theme of “Economies and Societies.” This grant program supports and expands existing scholarly work and helps the India China Institute explore the possibility of developing long-term research initiatives concerning “Economies and Societies” in the context of our ongoing work on India and China.
Student Research Award (Spring 2013)
Awards up to $1,500
The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School provided support for advanced graduate research papers related to the theme of “Economies and Societies.” This academic award both supports and expands existing scholarly work and helps the India China Institute explore the possibility of developing long-term research initiatives concerning “Economies and Societies” in the context of our ongoing work on India and China.
Learn more about E&S Funded Research [pdf].