The application and consequences of e-governance for India's fight against urban poverty

DFG-Projekt Ursula Rao, 2012-2014

This project studies the deployment of biometric registration and social data bases for the delivery of welfare in India. It examines how social processes, local cultures and survival strategies shape these initiatives. What can be learned from the implementation phase of these path-finding social security schemes in third world conditions?

SFB 586 - Differenz + Integration

DFG Projekt, Universitäten Leipzig und Halle-Wittenberg, 2001-2012

Am Sonderforschungsbereich 586 "Differenz und Integration" sind die Universität Leipzig und die Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg beteiligt sowie das Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung (MPI) in Halle, das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) in Leipzig sowie das Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL) in Leipzig und das Orient-Institut in Beirut.

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The Panauka Documentation Project

funded by Endangered Languages Documentation Project (ELDP) at SOAS, University of London, from February 2011 to January 2013

The aim of the Paunaka Documentation Project (PDP) is to document and describe the language of the last speakers and semi-speakers of Paunaka, a South-Arawakan language spoken in the Chiquitanía in eastern Bolivia. In addition, we examine how people identify as Paunaka in a setting, where the unifying identity is Chiquitano.

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The Baure Documentation Project

The Baure Documentation Project (DoBeS - Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen - Documentation of endangered languages, Volkswagen Stiftung, 2007-2013)

The project The documentation of the Baure language of Bolivian Amazonia is financed by the funding program DoBeS (Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen - Documentation of endangered languages) of the Volkswagen foundation. The aim is a complex documentation of the seriously endangered South Arawakan language with the name Baure, spoken in the Bolivian department Beni, which belongs to the Amazonian fringe of Bolivia, close to the border with Brazil.

The project documents the Baure language group with its three dialects: Baure, Carmelito, and Joaquiniano, spoken in the Bolivian Amazonia. Data were collected for a preceding project from 2003 till 2006 and incorporated to the archive. From 2007 till 2013 the current documentation project is collecting data.

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