[URBANTH-L]Request for Communication
lori at sfaa.net
Mon Aug 4 10:27:19 EDT 2008
One of our active members has assumed a position as Research Director
for a project dealing with the handmade carpet industry in India,
Nepal and Pakistan. He wishes to make contact with other social
scientists who are interested (or who have experience) in child
labor, forced labor, child trafficking and related topics. We would
appreciate it if you would circulate the information below through
your association networks where they will get the greatest
circulation – whether print or digital newsletters.
Thank you for this courtesy.
Society for Applied Anthropology
This notes a change in position and a request for communication from
Art Hansen resigned from his university at the end of fall 2007
semester to accept a fulltime position with Macro International, Inc.
as the director of a three-year research project on children working
in the export-oriented handmade-carpet industry in India, Nepal, and
Pakistan. Dr. Hansen will be based in Atlanta and commute frequently
to India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Washington, DC area.
The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau
of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), addresses the lack of reliable
estimates of the prevalence of children currently working in the
carpet industry as well as the working conditions for these children,
especially the existence of the worst forms of child labor, including
trafficking and bonded labor. The research will examine all aspects
of the supply chain that processes the wool and silk used in handmade
carpets as well as the actual production of the carpets by weaving,
tufting, or hand-looming. The results of this quantitative and
qualitative study will increase the knowledge base on child labor and
Dr. Hansen wants to hear from anthropologists and other social
scientists with research experience in child labor, forced or bonded
labor, child trafficking, and/or the handmade carpet industry in
India, Nepal, or Pakistan. He wants to learn from colleagues about
their methodological, theoretical, and substantive findings (trials,
errors, and lessons learned).
His contact numbers are:
Art Hansen, Research Project Director
Macro International, Inc.
Art.hansen at macrointernational.com
Telephone (blackberry) 301-572-0827
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