Voices of Vulnerability Choices for Change edited by John D'Souza
Voices of Vulnerability,Choices for Change is a coming together of vulnerability assessment studies done by INECC partners in different eco-regions among the marginalised communities.`
The choices for Change indicated by the Voices in the studies across eco-regions, call for protection and regeneration of natural resources, upgrading and up scaling of zero carbon practices and building capacities and governance based on local economies. Youth in all the eco-regions are now more educated but need eco-system related modern livelihoods in the form of adding value to local produce processing value added services etc.
Though each communal riot is a retrograde expression it also signifies that Indian society is rapidly being transformed. While this does not imply that we condone communalism, we do believe that the peculiar nature of Indian capitalist development has legitimised communal heirarchies. Thus the problem cannot be wished away; it will remain an integral part of Indian politics and society until the path of economic development itself undergoes a national change.
CED took up this short-term study that focuses on the vulnerability of urban marginalized communities to Climate Change. We felt the need to
- understand what constitutes urban vulnerability in the context of climate change
- identify the links between general environmental degradation and urban vulnerability
- understand people's responses and capabilities.
The study was deemed to be at three levels – a family level, a neighbourhood level and with certain specific occupational groups who directly or indirectly impact the global climate change phenomenon. The questionnaires were based on the outcomes that were previously enumerated through a brainstorming with the team and revised a number of times. The research design, Enumeration of the outcomes was put into place for the vulnerability study.
Rethinking Universities for Development intermediaries, innovation and inclusion
This volume is a compilation of papers presented and consequent discussions at the concluding research meeting of the Universities and Intermediaries for Inclusive Innovation and Development (UNIID) South Asian Network, Organised on the theme "Rethinking universities in India: Intermediaries for Socially Inclusive development" on January 8-9 2013, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Edited by: Prof. Shambu Prasad, John DSouza
Mirror Image: The Media and the Women's Question
by Vimal Balasubrahmanyan,
Published in 1988, this book is an effort at examining the issue of women and the media in the wake of the activities of the women's movement. The study concentrates mainly on the English language print-media - newspapers and mass circulation magazines - from early 1980s to around September 1987, with a brief look at television and just a glance at cinema and at advertising.
II. Virtual Image
III. Lateral Inversion
IV. Face to Face
VII. With a View to Change