The course would include various aspects of community studies and theoretical perspectives on the idea of the community. The attempt would be to trace the career of community from traditional sociological descriptions to modern lived experienced of community from a socio-political perspective. The course will also discuss the implications of historical shifts in the discourses on community with reference to issues of vulnerability and marginalization. Various connected themes such as identity, concept of civil society, citizenship etc will also be covered.
- Teacher: P. K. Shajahan