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David Picherit, Dr.

Alumni

Position

  • (former) Junior Researcher, affiliated to CEIAS-EHESS Paris (France).

Kontaktinformationen

Lebenslauf

Education

2002-09      Doctorate in Anthropology, Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et Sociologie Comparative, University Paris 10-Ouest Nanterre La Défense:
Entre villages et chantiers : circulation des travailleurs, clientélisme et politisation des basses castes, Andhra Pradesh, India. (Between Villages and Working Sites: Circulation of Labourers, Clientelism and Politicisation of low-castes in Andhra Pradesh, India).
Grade: Mention très honorable, avec félicitations unanimes du jury. October 30th
Fieldwork Experience: 28 months. Language: Telugu.
2001-02      M.Phil., Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et Sociologie Comparative, University of Paris 10, Nanterre.
Telugu language, First Degree, INALCO (Langues’O), Paris.
1999-01   Masters in Anthropology, University of Paris VII: Etude ethnographique d’une usine de  l’Andhra Pradesh : Les rapports des ouvriers à l’organisation du travail et au syndicat.    Fieldwork experience: 6 months.

Discipline and themes of research

Anthropology.
Migration; labour; rural development; power relationships; public policies; consumption.

Administrative and Scientific Responsibilities

Project Leader of Comparative Insights on Labour Forms: India, Mexico, Madagascar, ANR-Les Suds-RUME, IEDES, Paris 1-Sorbonne, 2009-2011. November 1st, 2009 to February 28, 2011.
Project Leader of Labour: Popular Worlds and Globalisation, French Institute of Pondicherry, UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE, 2006-2009. July 1st, 2006 to September 15th, 2009.
President AJEI (Young Researcher on Indian Studies), Vice-President India, June 15th 2003
to 14th june 2005. 

Academic Positions

2010                 Visiting Research Fellowship: Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex (U.K.). January 1st, 2010 – june 30th, 2010.
2009-2010       Post doctorate fellowship at Institute for Research and Development (France) / Institut d’Etudes du Développement Economique et Social- Développement et Sociétés, Paris. November 1st, 2009 – june 30th 2010.
2008-2011      Member of the National Research Agency (France) - Les Suds, Rural Microfinances and Employment – India, Mexico and Madagascar.
2005-2009      Research Scholar at the French Institute of Pondicherry UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE, Labour, Finances and Social Dynamics program.
2002-2009      Research Scholar Affiliated to CEIAS (Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud)-EHESS Paris, 2002-2009.
2002-2003     Affiliated to the University of Pune-India, Department of Sociology. October 1st, 2002 – june 30th, 2003.

Workshop Organised

International Workshop Contemporary Perspectives on Indian Economy, to be held at I.E.D.E.S, Paris 1 Sorbonne, May 4th, 2010.
International Workshop Forms of Resistance to Labour Bondage, held at 3rd Asian Network – IMASIE, Paris, September 27, 2007.
International Workshop Labour Relationships, Identities and Bondage in South Asia, , held at French Institute of Pondicherry, with International Labour Organisation (Geneva), Institute of Human Development (Delhi), February 7-9, 2006.
http://www.ifpindia.org/Labour-in-South-Asia,224.html
Workshop Fieldwork Practices and Scientific Speeches in South Asia, March 5-10, 2004, University of Pune-AJEI, Department of Sociology.
Organizer of A day around a researcher: Jean Luc Racine, AJEI, Paris, September 2004.

Languages - Fluent

French – English – Telugu.

List of publications and Communications

Articles

Peer-reviewed journal

Picherit D., 2010. Dépendance et emploi journalier. Circulation des travailleurs Gollas en Andhra Pradesh. In V. Dupont et F. Landy, (Eds.), Circulations et territoires dans le monde indien contemporain, Paris: EHESS (Collection Purushartha), pp.135-160.

Chapters in Book

Picherit D., 2010. In Vino Veritas ? Alcools et Contestations des Rapports de Domination en Andhra Pradesh. In L.Baixas, L.Dejouhanet, P.Y. Trouillet (Eds.), Conflits et rapports sociaux en Asie du Sud. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp.171-187.
Picherit D., 2009. ‘Workers, trust us!’: Labour middlemen and the rise of the lower castes in Andhra Pradesh. In J. Breman, I. Guérin and A. Prakash (Eds.), India’s Unfree Workforce. Of Bondage Old and New. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 259-283.
Picherit D., 2007. Ascension sociale d’une basse caste et transformations des relations de travail en Inde du Sud. In Actes en ligne du 3eme Congrès du Réseau-Asie – IMASIE : CNRS, Institut des Mondes Asiatiques.

Reference Book

Picherit, D., 2010 (forthcoming). Migrations Internes. In Landy, F. and Tarabout, G., Dictionnaire de l’Inde. Paris: Armand Colin.

Edited Volume

Picherit D. and R. Voix (eds.), 2004. Pratiques de terrain et Discours Scientifiques en Asie du Sud. Delhi: Centre de Sciences Humaines.

Thesis in Anthropology

Picherit, David, 2009. Entre villages et chantiers : circulation des travailleurs, clientélisme et politisation des basses castes. (Between Villages and Working Sites: Circulation of Labourers, Clientelism and Politicisation of low-castes in Andhra Pradesh, India).
Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et Sociologie Comparative, Université Paris 10 - Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 552 p incl. index.

Master of Anthropology

Picherit David, 2001. Etude ethnographique d'une usine de l'Andhra Pradesh. Les rapports des ouvriers à l'organisation du travail et au syndicat. Anthropologie, Ethnologie, Sciences des religions, University Paris VII, 114 p. Guide : Gilles Tarabout.
http://www.ajei.org/?q=publications/author/Picherit&sort=year&order=asc

Communications

Upcoming (confirmed):

Alcohol, Masculinities and Labour: The Everyday Politics of Drinking
and Complexities of Power in Rural South India, Contemporary South Asia Seminar, University of Oxford, October, 28, 2010.
Shifting Narratives between Fit and Injured Bodies: Labour and Health in Debt-Bondage Relationships, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Panel Embodied Economies: Critical Intersections of Work and Health, November, 17-21, 2010, New Orleans (U.S).

International Conferences and Workshops

When Manual Labourers Go Back to Their Village: Labour Migration and Protection in Rural South India. European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS), panel Contemporary and Historical Aspects of Labour Regulations and Labour Standards, University of Bonn, Germany, July, 26-29, 2010.
Redefining Time in Changing Debt‐Bondage Relationships: Discourses and Practices of Labourers in Telangana, South India. From debt to over-indebtedness in southern countries: Processes, practices and meanings, Développement et Sociétés UMR 201- CIESAS (Mexico), Paris, December 7-8, 2009.
The Meanings of Social Mobility and Migration: Young Educated Migrants Back in their Village. Guest Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Central University of Pondicherry-India, August 25, 2009.
Anthropological Considerations on Debt in India. Third RUME Workshop, Financial Crisis and Over-indebtedness: Comparative perspectives between India, Mexico and Madagascar, Montpellier-France, June 8-9, 2009.
Everyday Life of Labour Intermediaries in South India: Prestige, Loyalty and Authority. Intermediaries in Labour Relationships from 16th to 20th century in Europe, International Workshop, Institute of European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)-Belgium, December 5, 2008.
Low-Caste Politics and Changing Rural Labour Relationships. International Workshop on Forms of Resistance to Bondage, Third Asian Network - IMASIE, Paris, September 26, 2007.
Travailleurs migrants en quête de protection : politisation, clientélisme et néo-libéralisme en Inde du sud. Informal Economy, Underground Employment: Social and Economic Issues, Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi, Paris, September 17, 2007.
Labour Middlemen and Low Caste in India. International Conference on Debt Bondage: Issues and Perspectives, Institute for Human Development – Bureau International du Travail (Genève), Delhi, April 19-20, 2007.
Forms of Labour and Identities: The Circulation of Palamur Labourers (AP). Fifth International Conference on Labour History, Delhi, November 14, 2006.
Rise of Low Castes and Social Change: Intermediaries in Andhra Pradesh. International Workshop on Labour in South Asia, Labour Relationships, Identities and Bondage, French Institute of Pondicherry, February 7-8-9, 2006.
Circulation of manual labourers in Andhra Pradesh (India). The Week of French Ethnography, Osmania University, Hyderabad-India, November 30, 2005.

Seminars

Le retour des travailleurs migrants au village: Contestation et clientélisme en Inde du sud, Séminaire Transversal, UMR 201 – Institut d’Etudes du Développement Economique et Social – Paris 1 – Sorbonne, April 14, 2010.
Negotiating Hierarchies in Urban and Rural Settings: Seasonal Labour Migration and Caste in South India, School of Global Studies, Geography Seminar, University of Sussex, February 23rd, 2010.
Jeunes éduqués en zone rurale : castes, classes et nouvelles formes de migration en Inde du sud. Séminaire Mobilités, Migrations et Diasporas d’Asie du Sud (CNRS-MIDAS), Paris, October 14, 2009.
Following the Migrants: The Uses of Ethnographical Tools. Seminar of Social Anthropology, Central University of Pondicherry, India, October 10, 2008.
Circulation et rapports sociaux au travail. Séminaire Diasporas et migrations en Asie orientale et méridionale, EHESS, Paris, May 28, 2008.
Intermédiaires politiques en Inde du sud : Travail, développement et clientélisme. Seminar of the Centre of Social Anthropology, EHESS, May 06, 2008.
Entre Villages et Chantiers, La Circulation des Travailleurs Palamur. Séminaire Circulations et Territoires, Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud – EHESS Paris, April 18, 2002.

Dissemination of Research

Press

Fouillet, Cyril, Picherit David, 2009. Les inégalités insoutenables. In La Libre Belgique, August 11, pp.20-21.
Harriss-White Barbara, Fouillet Cyril, Picherit David, 2009. Mexique : le sud finance le nord. In La Libre Belgique, December 12, p. 9.

Visual Dissemination

Photo-exhibition « Labourers on the move », held at Hyderabad (December 2005) Pondicherry (January 2006), Trivandrum (June 2006), Mumbai (September 2006).
Participation to the making of ethnographic movie, « Our Dear Forefathers » on Godavari Pushkarams festival, INALCO, Langues’O, 2005.

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