Department Publication Social Science


Book chapters

MARIUS K., 2014. Notice 'Bangladesh' In: Bost F. et al. (ed), Images économiques du monde : Géoéconomie-géopolitique 2015, Armand Colin, Paris, ISBN: 978-2-200-29303-1,
MARIUS K., 2014. Notice 'Inde' In: Bost F. et al. (ed), Images économiques du monde : Géoéconomie-géopolitique 2015, Armand Colin, Paris, 424-426, ISBN: 978-2-200-29303-1,
SENTHIL BABU D., 2014. The First Sourcebook on Asian Research In: B. Sriraman, [et al.] (ed), Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and India, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, pp. 1727–1748,

Peer-reviewed journal articles

ATTEWELL G., 2014. Compromised: Making Institutions and Indigenous Medicine in Mysore State, Circa 1908–1940 In: Pordié L., Naraindas H. (ed), Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Special issue: Learning Institutions in South Asian Medicine, 38 (3) : 369-386, DOI: 10.1007/s11013-014-9390-y, [Publisher link]
DE FEO G., ANTONIOU G.P., FARDIN H.F., EL-GOHARY F., ZHENG X.Y., REKLAITYTE I., BUTLER D., YANNOPOULOS S. and ANGELAKIS A.N., 2014. The Historical Development of Sewers Worldwide Sustainability, 6 : 3936-3974, DOI:10.3390/su6063936, [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., 2014. Juggling with debt, social ties, and values: the everyday use of microcredit in rural South India Current Anthropology, 55 (suppl. 9) : [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2014. Significados múltiples y contradictorios del sobreendeudamiento. Un estudio de caso de hogares en pobreza rural en Tamil Nadu, sur de la India Desacatos, 44 : 35-50,
MORVANT-ROUX S., GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M. and MOISSERON J.-Y., 2014. Adding Value to Randomization with Qualitative Analysis: The Case of Microcredit in Rural Morocco World Development, 56 : 303-312, DOI : 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.03.002, [Publisher link]
PRASAD-ALEYAMMA M., 2014. Territorial Legends: Politics of Indigeneity, Migration, and Urban Citizenship in Pasighat Economic & Political Weekly, XLIX (22) : 111-120, [Publisher link]
RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., DUPONT N., DURAND S. and GRELOT F., 2014. Une politique du « vivre avec » un fleuve et ses débordements VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement, 14 (2) : 1-24, DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.15057, [Publisher link]
RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., 2014. Rare birds for fuzzy jobs: A new type of water professional at the watershed scale in France Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 519, Part C : 2468–2474, DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.070, [Publisher link]
SAGLIO-YATZIMIRSKY M.C. and SEBASTIA B., 2014. Mixing tīrttam and tablets. A healing proposal for mentally ill patients in Gunaseelam (South India) Anthropology & Medicine, DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2014.967336, [Publisher link]
SIELER R., 2014. Patient Agency Revisited: “Healing the Hidden” in South India Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28 (3) : 323-341, [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

AVDEEFF A., 2014. Les feuilles de palme et le stylet: l'art de la prédiction astrologique chez les Vaḷḷuvar du pays tamoul (Inde du Sud) [PhD thesis] École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, École Doctorale Temps, Espaces, Sociétés, Cultures, LISST - Centre d'Anthropologie Sociale (UMR 5193), 405 p., Advisor: Marine Carrin.
BARRELET I., DASH J., DUMONT S., MANETTI J. and TROTTET L., 2014. The role of food prescription in Type 2 diabetes treatment in the South Indian context. Rapport de stage de 3ème année de médecine. Université de Genève & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 53 p., Mémoire dirigé par B. Sébastia.
BORTOLUSSI C., 2014. Chaire UNESCO : sauvegarde et valorisation des patrimoines culturels alimentaires. Rapport de stage de Master 2 « Stratégies culturelles internationales » Université d’Albi & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 53 p., Mémoire dirigé par C. Barrera et B. Sébastia.
GOFFO L., 2014. Le développement de l’agriculture biologique dans le district de Karur. Rapport de stage de License Géographie et Aménagement Université de Lyon III Jean Moulin & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 64 p., Mémoire co-dirigé par S. Chedin et B. Sébastia.
HOCQ B., 2014. Etude d’un continuum de degrés de servitude pour dette au sein de la population rurale du Tamil Nadu. Rapport de stage. Master 2 Economie appliquée. Mention « Pratiques du développement » Université de Bordeaux Montesquieu & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 80 p., Mémoire dirigé par I. Guérin et F. Combarnous. [For Full text PDF click on "Publisher link"]. [Publisher link]
KILOWOKO J., 2014. The right to food in international law – Implication for India’s food security system. Rapport de stage M.A. Politics and International Relations University of Pondicherry & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 18 p., Advisor: B. Sébastia.
TEULIERE M., 2014. Evolution du phénomène de servitude pour dette dans la population rurale du Tamil Nadu entre 2004 et 2014. Rapport de stage. Master 2 Economie appliquée. Mention « Pratiques du développement » Université de Bordeaux Montesquieu & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 76 p., Mémoire dirigé par I. Guérin et F. Combarnous [For Full-text PDF, click on "Publisher link"]. [Publisher link]
VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2014. Indebtedness and financial practices of dalit labour force in a semi dynamic agricultural region of Tamil Nadu [PhD thesis] Department of Sociology, University of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Advisor: Eric Denis.
WARDE S., 2014. Development of rooftop rainwater harvesting in Auroville from a social sciences viewpoint Master 2 Eau ; Eau et Société : Université de Montpellier 2 & Institut Français de Pondichéry, A. Richard-Ferroudji,.

Edited books

MARIUS K. and RAIBAUD Y. (ed.), 2013. Genre et construction de la géographie Coll. Epistémologie, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, 238 p., ISBN: 978-2858924165, [Publisher link]

Book chapters

ATTEWELL G., 2013. Yunani Tibb and Foundationalism in Early Twentieth-Century India: Humoral Paradigms between Critique and Concordance In: Horden P., Hsu E. (ed), The Body in Balance : Humoral Medicines in Practice, Epistemologies of Healing; 13, Berghahn Books, Oxford, p. 129-148, ISBN: 978-0857459824, [Publisher link]
ATTEWELL G., 2013. Subversion in a Liminal Space: Perso-Arab Learning, Asian Medicinals, and the European Classical Revival in the Colóquios of Garcia da Orta In: Robbins K., Tokayer M. (ed), Western Jews in India: from the Fifteenth Century to the Present, Manohar, New Delhi, p. 11-123, ISBN: 978-81-7304-983-5,
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and SANTOSH KUMAR K.S., 2013. The Social Meaning of Over-Indebtedness and Creditworthiness in the Context of Poor Rural South Indian Households (Tamil Nadu) In: Guerin I., Morvant-Roux S., Villarreal M. (ed), Microfinance, Debt and Over-Indebtedness: Juggling with Money, Routledge, London, p. 125-150, ISBN: 978-0-415-83525-1, [Publisher link]
HEADLEY Z.E., 2013. Caste et ordre social en Inde contemporaine In: Jaffrelot C., Naudet J. (ed), Justifier l’ordre social : caste, race, genre et classe, La Vie des Idées, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, ISBN: 978-2-13-061933-8, [Publisher link]
MARIUS K. and RAIBAUD Y., 2013. Genre et géographie : du questionnement à l’évidence In: Marius K., Raibaud Y. (ed), Genre et construction de la géographie, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, p. 15-24, ISBN: 978-2858924165,

Peer-reviewed journal articles

FARDIN H.F., HOLLÉ A., GAUTIER E. and HAURY J., 2013. Wastewater management techniques from ancient civilizations to modern ages: examples from South Asia Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 13 (3) : 719-726, [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., SANTHOSH KUMAR and AGIER I., 2013. Women's empowerment: power to act or power over other women? Lessons from Indian microfinance Oxford Development Studies, 41 : S76-S94, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2013.781147, Supplement 1. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., D’ESPALLIER B. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2013. Debt in rural South India: fragmentation, social regulation and discrimination Journal of Development Studies, 49 (9) : 1155-1171, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.720365, [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., 2013. Bonded Labour, Agrarian Changes and Capitalism: Emerging Patterns in South India Journal of Agrarian Change, 13 (3) : 405–423,
PFEFFER K., BAUD I., DENIS É., SCOTT D. and SYDENSTICKER-NETO J., 2013. Participatory spatial knowledge management tools Information, Communication & Society, 16 (2) : 258-285, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2012.687393, [Publisher link]
SAKDAPOLRAK P., SEYLER T. and ERGLER C., 2013. Burden of direct and indirect costs of illness: Empirical findings from slum settlements in Chennai, South India Progress in Development Studies, 13 (2) : 135-151, DOI : 10.1177/1464993412466506 , [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2013. L'Inde, impuissante face à la malnutrition? Diplomatie Magazine. Les grands dossiers, 14 : 32-35,
SEBASTIA B., 2013. Book Review of "Medical anthropology at the intersections: histories, activisms and futures" edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Emily A. Wentzell, D. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 16 (1) : 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.831527, [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2013. A medicine in loss of identity The IIAS Newsletter, 65 : 28-29,
SIELER R., 2013. From lineage transmission to transnational distance education: The case of Siddha Varmam medicine European Journal of Transnational Studies, 5 (1) : 112-143, [Publisher link]

Conference papers (published)

SENTHIL BABU D., 2013. Mathematics and its Images of the Public In: Nagarjuna G., A. Jamakhandi, E. Sam (ed), epiSTEME 5 International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Conference Proceedings., Cinnamonteal, pp. 25-30,

Working Papers

GUPTA A., 2013. Measuring urbanization around a regional capital : The case of Bhopal district USR3330 Working Paper Series; 6 / SUBURBIN Working Papers Series;1, Institut Français de Pondichéry & Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, Pondicherry & New Delhi, xi, 76 p., [Publisher link]


SEBASTIA B., 2013. The tribal migrants from Chhattisgarh in Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh, Health issues and health recourses of Dorlas and Marias 42 p, Report of an anthropological study commissioned by Médecins du Monde.


JENSEN N.T., 2012. For the Health of the Enslaved: Slaves, Medicine and Power in the Danish West Indies, 1803-1848 University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 352 pages, 7 color plates, 3 halftones, 5 maps, 40 tables , ISBN: 978-87-63531-71-9, [Publisher link]

Edited books

AUBRIOT O. (ed.), 2012. Tank and Well Irrigation Crisis: Spatial, Environmental and Social Issues Concept Publishing, New Delhi, lvi, 334 p., ISBN: 978-81-806978-6-9,

Book chapters

ATTEWELL G., HARDIMAN D., LAMBERT H. and MUKHARJI P.B., 2012. Agendas In: Hardiman D., Mukharji P.B. (ed), Medical Marginality in South Asia: Situating Subaltern Therapeutics, Routledge, pp. 1-5, ISBN: 9780415502412, [Publisher link]
DENIS É., 2012. Demographic Surprises Foreshadow Change in Neoliberal Egypt In: Sowers J.,Toensing C. (ed), The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, Verso, an Imprint of New Left Books, London & Brooklyn, p. 235-241, ISBN: 978-1844678754,
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and MARIAM S., 2012. Las microfinanzas y la dinámica de la vulnerabilidad financiera. Lecciones de las áreas rurales del sur de la India In: Villareal M.,Lourdes A. (ed), Las microfinanzas en los intersticios del desarrollo: Cálculos, normatividades y malabarismos, CIESAS, UPN, FOJAL, SEPROE, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, p. 69-93, ISBN: 9786079016821,
HARILAL M.S., 2012. Commercialising Traditional Medicine: Ayurvedic Manufacturing in Kerala In: Sujatha V.,Abraham L. (ed), Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, p. 305-329, ISBN: 978-81-250-4501-4, [Publisher link]
HEADLEY Z.E., 2012. Of Dangerous Guardians and Contested Hierarchies: An Ethnographic Reading of a South Indian Copperplate In: Murugaiyan A. (ed), New Dimensions in Tamil Epigraphy : Select Papers from the Symposia held at EPHE-SHP, Paris in 2005, 2006 and a Few Invited Papers, Cre-A Publishers, Chennai, p. 253-281, ISBN: 978-81-921302-4-8,
PORDIÉ L., 2012. Branding Indian aromatherapy. Differentiation through transnational networks In: Scheid V.,MacPherson H. (ed), Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare, Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier, Edinburgh, p. 199-214, ISBN: 978-0702030215, [Publisher link]
PORDIÉ L., 2012. Ideal qualities and their religious matrix. Best practitioners of Tibetan medicine in rural Ladakh (short note) In: Scheid V.,MacPherson H. (ed), Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare, Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0702030215, [Publisher link]