Félicitation à Guillaume Dandurand, gagnant du prix Thesis & Dissertation FGS de l’Université de York

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Remis par l’Université de York en Ontario, le prix tient à reconnaître l’excellence des travaux de maîtrise et de doctorat de l’année précédente. “The Techno-Politics of Food security in New Delhi: The Re-Materialization of the Ration Card” est le travail de Guillaume Dandurand, doctorant en anthropologie sociale, qui sera reconnu et présenté à la prochaine réception des FGS Scholars (Faculty of Graduate Studies) en novembre prochain. Bravo Guillaume!

Voici un court résumé de son travail:

Drawing on 17 months of ethnographic fieldwork among the Right to Food activists in New Delhi, Guillaume Dandurand’s research tracks how the National Food Security Act came to be passed, and how it has impacted the infrastructure of food procurement for the urban poor.

Dandurand focuses on one particular document: the ration card, which is used to access subsidized food. He describes the everyday practices of accessing rationed food among the residents of two informal settlements in New Delhi. In charting the terrain of rights and provisions, the dissertation analyzes how the digitization of the card and associated bureaucratic practices have generated systematic exclusions from the public and private infrastructure of food rations.

“It draws upon, and refines, theories rooted in governmentality, development studies and science/technology studies, and applies them productively to explore the changing landscape of basic food provision in India,” wrote Philip Kelly, Professor in the Department of Geography.”

Source: Site Internet de l’Université de York, ici

This content has been updated on October 21st, 2019 at 15 h 11 min.