Thursday, February 5, 2015

National Seminar @ Centre for Culture and Development

CCD plans
National Seminar on
"Marriage and Divorce in a Globalized Era:
Shifting Concepts and Changing Practices in India"
On
April 10-11, 2015 at Vadodara (Gujarat)

CCD wishes to invite you to present your paper in the seminar. The concept note of the seminar has been attached herewith for your ready reference. We hope that we will have your presence with your paper to enlighten the scholars who will attend the seminar. The seminar is partly funded by ICSSR - New Delhi.

Centre for Culture and Development (CCD) is a social research institution established in 2001 with the aim of harnessing the knowledge of social sciences to the service of society. It endeavors to conduct socially relevant, reliable research on a wide range of subjects towards building humane and just society. CCD's activities include research, evaluation, training and relevant interventions. You may visit our website to know more about us at http://www.ccdgujarat.org/

Seminar Plan and Topics
The topics identified for the Seminar to be held on 10-11 April, 2015 are just for  reference for the contributors. Within the framework of concept note, papers are invited having the following broad themes which would be futuristic in approach. The following can be the main themes with sub-themes to be covered by the paper writers:

  1. Marriages and Divorces in India: Shifting Concepts and Changing Practices
·         Marriage and Spousal Selection : Choices Beyond Caste, Endogamy and Religion  
·         Changes in Marital Alliance Patterns
·         Conjugality in and Beyond Marriages
·          Married Women with Feminist Outlook: Issues, Strategies and Marital Bond
·         Shifting Concepts and Changing Practices among Married Working Couples 
·         Economics of Marriage and Divorce
·         Marriage and Childless Couples
·         Abusive Marriages : Issues and Options
·         Being Single Men/Women : By Choice or By Compulsion   

  1. Live-in Relationship in India: A Closer Look
·         Live-in Relationship v/s Marriage: Recent Developments in Indian Context
o   Negative Identity in Society
o   "Walk-in" and "Walk-out" Relationships
o   Weakening Social Relationship
·         Socio-legal Dimension in Live-in Relationship
o   Legitimacy of a Child
o   Inheritance Rights and Succession
o   Maintenance for Live-in Partner
·         Live-in Relationship and Court Rulings

  1. Love, Sex and Relationships: Role of Technology/ Media
·         Love Revolution
·         Marriage and Sexuality in 21st Century
·         Online Long Distance Relationship and Infidelity
·         Kinky is Queer
·         Films/TV Shows and the Idea of Marriage and Sex
·         Impact of Sexual Freedom: Prevalence of Pre and Extra Marital Affairs, Multiple Partners and Swapping of Couples

  1. Issues in NRI Marriages and Divorces
·         NRI Marriages -- Reality and Myths
·         NRI Marriages and Issue of Abundance
·         NRI Marriages and Divorce --  Legal and Technical Obstacles
·         Need for Comprehensive Law for NRI Marriages and Divorces

  1. Family Law: New Socio-legal Perspectives in the Context of Modern Society
·         The Conservative Approach: A Glance at Marriage and Personal Laws In India
·         Marriage Contracts and Divorces in Modern India: A Legal Perspective
·         Legal Intervention and Activism
o   Violence in Family and Marriages: A Legal Perspective
o   Use and Abuse of Protection of Women and Domestic Violence Act of 2005
o   Use and Abuse of IPC 498A
o   Custody of Child
o   Reproductive Rights of Women, Surrogacy and Adoption
·         Legal Cover for Elderly/Senior Citizens



  1. Elders, Marriage and Family: Changing Dimensions and Issues
    • Marriage among Senior Citizens (Elderly): Breaking Social Taboo in the New World
    • Abandoned Elderly

    • Elder Abuse in Family: Issue of Snatching of Property

Venue
The seminar will be held during 10-11 April, 2015 at Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, Gujarat. Vadodara is one of the well-developed and cultural capital cities of Gujarat.  It is well connected by rail and air network to the rest of India. The CCD campus is about 10 kms from Vadodara railway station. From any point in the Vadodara city, come to Gotri and take the road to Sevasi – Sindhrot. The CCD campus is about one and half kilo meter from Sevasi village on the main road next to Baroda Homeopathic College and Xavier Technical Institute. 

Submission of Papers
Researchers and other professionals are invited to contribute papers on the seminar themes. Those who desire to contribute papers may send a hard copy to the Director, Centre for Culture and Development, XTI Campus, Sevasi Post, Vadodara – 391 101 and must send a soft copy to the following email address: centreforculture@gmail.com. All contributors should submit their papers in soft copy, with short CV and passport sized photograph. The paper must not exceed 5,000 words limit (including tables and appendices) and should be accompanied by a summary in 400 to 500 words. Summaries of all the papers accepted will be published and distributed among the participants. Selected papers will be published as a volume.

Important Dates
Last date for receipt of Abstracts                   :           March 10, 2015
Last date for receipt of full length Papers      :             April 05, 2015


Travel Support and Accommodations
Travel fare by II AC (Railway) will be reimbursed.  Accommodation and local hospitality will be provided to the delegates at the institute guest house and nearby hotel/s.
  
We hope to have a positive response from you. We will arrange for your travel, accommodation and local transport.

With warm regards

Prof. Lancy Lobo
Director
Centre for Culture and Development
+91 265 2371354 – 2372001

6 comments:

  1. A much need seminar for a society which is gradually basing itself on 'distrust'

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  2. A much needed seminar for a society which is gradually basing itself on 'distrust'

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  3. Yes, I totally agreed with Mr. Mishra, a much needed seminar for society.In House Training

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  4. Yeah I wonder why there aren’t many seminars on these lines. Though I was wondering what would have been outcome of it but I am sure meeting rooms would be full of intellectual people discussing how things can be made better for society at large.

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  5. Yeah I wonder why there aren’t many seminars on these lines. Though I was wondering what would have been outcome of it but I am sure meeting rooms would be full of intellectual people discussing how things can be made better for society at large.

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  6. Keeping healthy lifetime relations is a big issue these days. Couples just move on to the divorce. They try to find out how can I get divorce? If both are getting divorce by mutual consent then it is fine but forcing each other is not to be done. Seeing this scenario of the society such seminars helps a lot for understanding the facts.

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