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Sociology of Sanitation

Bindeshwar Pathak (Author)

Sulabh International Centre for Action Sociology in close collaboration with Sulabh International Social Service Organisation held the National Conference on ‘Sociology of Sanitation’ : Environmental Sanitation,Public Health and Social Deprivation at Mavalankar Hall, Rafi Marg New Delhi, on January 28 & 29, 2013, (Monday & Tuesday). This was a preliminary conference to do brainstorming on the significant issues of sanitation – environmental sanitation, public health and social deprivation. The objective of this National Conference was to hold a comprehensive dialogue with academia, administrators, technocrats and civil society to conceptualize the complex social and environmental issues, and to undertake an incisive perspective on futuristic goals and paradigm. This conference was held to set up the road map for future strategy and interventions, as well as to add to the corpus of knowledge and research on “Sociology of Sanitation”. The conference was attended by distinguished Academia, Administrators, Technocrats and members of Civil Society from all over India and abroad. The National Conference on Sociology of Sanitation, was to share their views and ideas about Sociology of Sanitation. It was divided into many sessions with presentations from eminent sociologists, whose seminal work are included in this volume.

Contents: Preface. 1. Sociology of Sanitation/Bindeshwar Pathak. 2. Rural Sanitation in India: Obstacles, Challenges and Future Interventions/Pankaj Jain. 3. Sanitation, Health and Development Deficit in India: A Sociology of Sanitation Perspective Mohammad/Akram. 4. Scourge of Untouchability and Social Deprivation of Scavengers/Jitender Prasad and Satish Kundu. 5. Sanitation in Mangalore: A Case Study/Richard Pais. 6. Right to Sanitation and Dignity of Women/Anil K.S. Jha. 7. Sociology of Sanitation: Incorporating Gender Issues in Sanitation/Shakuntala. C. Shettar. 8. Environmental Sanitation and Social Deprivation in Dibrugarh, Assam: A Case of Dibrugarh Public Health Department, Dibrugarh Municipality-Their Manual Workers and Deprived Scavengers/Pranjal Sharma. 9. Social Construction of Hygiene and Sanitation in Haryana/Madhu Nagla. 10. Social Deprivation in Present Scenario: Motivating and Liberating Scheduled Castes from an Inhuman Profession/R.S. Tripathi. 11. Sanitation and Hygiene Deficit in Karnataka/Shaukath Azim.

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Title Sociology of Sanitation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.10.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351280897
length 360p.,