JU organizes Prof S C Dube Memorial Lecture

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 13: The Department of Sociology, University of Jammu, today organized XIIth Prof  S C  Dube Memorial lecture on ‘”Ethnography and Public Policy in India: History, Politics and Contemporary Concerns”.

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Prof S M Patnaik, Professor of Anthropology, University of Delhi, presently Vice Chancellor, Utkal University, Odisha, delivered the lecture and Prof Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, JU, presided over the function.
Prof Patnaik in his lecture, highlighted the role of ethnography in the field of anthropology and its importance in bridging the gap between the self and the others. He discussed the limitations of ethnography in the field of public policy, how public policy making includes quantitative (statistical) data and helps in the formulation of different policies without having the inner understanding of the issues. He advocated for anthropology to be a universalistic science and ethnography needs to be used in policy making.

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