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Assistant Professor, Centre for Study of Social Change and Development (CSSCD)


Sobin George holds a PhD from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of research and writings cover marginalities, social gradients of health, health seeking behaviour and labuor rights.

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Selected Publications

Books

  1. George, Sobin and Shalini Sinha, 2017. (Edited). Redefined Labour Spaces: Organising Workers in Post Liberalised India, Routledge, (Taylor and Francis), London and New York. ISBN 978-1-138-20119-4 (hbk)

  2. George, Sobin. 2016. Work and Health in Informal Economy: Linkages from Export Oriented Garment Sector in Delhi, Daanish Books, New Delhi, 2016, ISBN No. 978-93-81144-51-0 (Hb)

  3. R K Mishra, K N Jehangir, P Geeta, Sobin Gerge. 2016. (eds.), Health System Strengthening: Experiences of Developing Countries, Academic Publishing, New Delhi. 2016 , ISBN No. 9789332701786

Articles in Journals and Edited Books

  1. George, Sobin (2017), “Mistaken Identities in Information Technology Sector in India: Implications for Unionisation”, in George, S and Sinha S (eds.), Redefined Labour Spaces: Organising Workers in Post Liberalized India, Routledge, (Taylor and Francis), pp.  275-295.

  2. George, Sobin and Sinha, S. (2017), “Labourcape and Labour Space in India: Critical Reflections” in George, S and Sinha S (eds.), Redefined Labour Spaces: Organising Workers in Post Liberalized India, Routledge, (Taylor and Francis), pp. 17-43

  3. George, Sobin, “Does social profile of healthcare providers matter? Continuing challenges of inclusion in healthcare delivery system in India”, in R K Mishra P Geeta K N Jehangir Sobin Gerge Pranav Garimella (eds.), Health System Strengthening: Experiences of Some Countries, Academic Publishing, New Delhi, 2016

  4. George, Sobin, “Health for not All: Mapping the discriminated and detached terrains of health services in rural India”, Journal of health system, Vol 1, No 1, pp. 20-27, 2015

  5. George, Sobin, “New Forms of Retail Trade and the Weak among Vulnerable in India” (in Chinese), in Sino-Indian Forum: Opening-Up, Cooperation and Economic GrowthGuo Xiaoming (Ed.), Sichuan People's Publishing Ltd., Chengdu (PR China), 2015, pp.206-236

  6. George, Sobin, “Deregulation and the Fading Labour Agenda: Evidence from Transnational Automobile Companies in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No.46, November 15, 2014, ISSN 0012-9976

  7. George, Sobin , “India’s Retail Trade Revolution:  Socio Religious Dimensions of Employment Loss and New Forms of Urban Exclusion” , Journal of Exclusion Studies, Vol-4, No-2 August 2014, pp. 191-203, ISSN: 2231-4547

  8. George, Sobin “Lockout at Toyota Kirloskar: The Future Space of Labour”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLIX, No 18, April 26, 2014, ISSN 0012-9976

  9. George, Sobin, “Hostel Schemes for Dalit Students: Continuing Exclusion”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLV, No 25 June 19, 2010, ISSN 0012-9976

  10. George, Sobin “Unionisation and Collective Bargaining in India: Contextualising Disciplining of Labour Space in the Flexibility Regime”, Labour File, Vol.5, No. 1 & 2, Jan-April, 2007, ISSN 0972-673X

  11. George, Sobin “Ascribed Health Risks of Workers under Labour Market Flexibilisation: What New the Special Economic Zone Act has to offer?” Journal of Health and Development, Vol.3, No 3&4, July to December 2006, ISSN 0973-1814

  12. George, Sobin “Workers’ Struggle in Toyota Kirloskar Motors, India: Changing Capital Labour Relations in Trans National Corporations”, Labour File, Vol. 4, No.1, Jan-Feb, 2006, ISSN 0972-673X

  13. (George, Sobin) “Labour Practices and Working Conditions in TNCs: The Case of Samsung India” in Chang (ed.), Labour in Globalising Asian Corporations: A Portrait of Struggle, AMRC, Hong Kong, 2006, pp.107-129, ISBN-13:978-962-7145-30-1

  14. Das, K.L and George, Sobin (2006) “Labour Practices and Working Conditions in TNCs: The Case of Toyota Kirloskar in India”, in Chang (ed.), Labour in Globalising Asian Corporations: A Portrait of Struggle, AMRC, Hong Kong, pp. 273-302, ISBN-13:978-962-7145-30-1, ISBN-10: 962-7145-30-0
Working Papers
  1. George, Sobin and Shrinidhi Adiga (2017), Caste’ among Muslims: Ethnographic Account from a Karnataka Village, ISEC Working Paper 394, ISBN 978-81-7791-250-0

  2. George, Sobin (2015), “Caste and Care: Is Indian Healthcare Delivery System Favourable for Dalits?” ISEC Working Paper 350, ISBN 978-81-7791-206-7  

  3. George, Sobin (2014), “New Forms of Retail Trade and the Trajectories of Urban Exclusion in India: A Review”, ISEC Working Paper,No.313, ISBN 978-81-7791-169-5

  4. George, Sobin (2012) "Dalit Christians in India: Discrimination, Development Deficit and the Question for Group-Specific Policies" Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Working Paper Series, Vol VI, No. 02

  5. George, Sobin and Naseem, Deeba, “Hostel Schemes for Dalit Students: How Inclusive and Incentive Oriented for Higher Education?”, IIDS Working Paper Series, Vol IV, No. 7, 2010 with Deeba Naseem

  6. George, Sobin, “Labour Rights and Sportswear Production in India: A Study of Soccer Ball Industry in Jalandhar”, CEC Working Paper, 2008

Popular articles and Reviews

  1. George, Sobin: Hidden cost of negligence in PHCs, Deccan Herald (in perspective), May 3, 2017, http://www.deccanherald.com/content/609517/hidden-cost-negligence-phcs.html

  2. George, Sobin: Budget 2016: Not healthy for health sector, Deccan Chronicle, March 1, 2016, http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/010316/not-healthy-for-health-sector.html

  3.  “The Caste Continuities and the Social Gap” (Book Review), Bridging the Social Gap: The Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment, edited by Sukhadeo Thorat and Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal, Sage Publications, New Delhi, Journal of Social and Economic Change, Vol. 16. No. 2, July-December 2014, ISSN 0972 – 5792

  4. The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia by Rita Manchanda", The Seminar, 602, October 2009, ISSN 0971-6742
Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops
  1. “Organising India’s Service Sector Workers: The Case of UNITES”, at the International workshop on Organising ICT workers to expand south-south partnership in ICTS sector organised by UNI Nepal Laison Council at Kathmandu from 16-19th February 2015

  2. “Does social profile of healthcare providers matter? Continuing challenges of inclusion in the health delivery system in India, at the international seminar titled Health System Strengthening: Experience from some countries on 6-7 November 2014 at Institute for Public Enterprises (IPE), Hyderabad

Research Projects on-going
  • Discrimination and Patterns of Health Seeking Behaviour of Dalit and   Muslim Communities in selected villages of Karnataka (ICSSR, Delhi)

  • Research and Development (R&D) in Preventive and Therapeutic Healthcare in India: Implications for Public Health (ISEC, Bangalore)

Research Projects Completed
  1. Trade and Marginialisation: Review of the Probable Impacts of FDI in Retail Sector on Marginalised Communities in India”, Supported by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2013

  2. External Evaluation of the Project “Organising Metal Workers in Ship Breaking Industry in India and Bangladesh” of International Metal Workers Federation, Supported by FNV Netherlands, 2012

  3. Inter-group Disparities in Human Development with Special Reference to Dalit Christians” for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi, 2011

  4. Status of Tribals in India: Level of Poverty and Access to Amenities for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi, 2010

  5. Health Status and Healthcare Access of Dalits and Adivasis for Save the Children International, India, 2010

  6. Impact Study of Scheduled Caste Development Programme” Supported by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, 2009

  7. Labour Rights and Sportswear Production in India: A Study of Soccer Ball Industry in Jalandhar, Punjab” for the Global report “Clearing the Hurdles: Steps to Improving Wages and Working Conditions in the Global Sportswear Industry”, 2008

  8. Work Organisation and Labour Practices in Toyota Kirloskar and Samsung India” as part of Asian Trans National Corporations Monitoring Network Research of Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC), Hong Kong, 2007
Previous Professional Affiliations
  • Assistant Director (November 2010 to June 2012) at Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi

  • Fellow (December 2008 to October 2010) at Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi

  • Researcher, Project Officer and Programme Officer (October 2005 to March 2008) at Centre for Education and Communication (CEC), New Dellhi

Assistant Professor, CSSCD
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Ph: 080-23215468
Email: sobin@isec.ac.in, sobing@gmail.com

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