Bangladesh Studies

Policies, Budget and PRSP: Are They Promoting Women's Rights in Bangladesh?

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Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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620
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978 984 506 038 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2011
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383
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Violence and injustice against women are common phenomena in Bangladesh due to the traditional patriarchal socioeconomic structure and mindset. Bangladesh has significant constitutional provision and statutory laws guaranteeing human and fundamental rights and women’s equal rights. However, poor quality of governance and non-implementation of these national policies have undermined the constitutional pledges.

Purity and Communal Boundaries: Women and Social Change in a Bangladeshi Village

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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984 05 1611 6
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2001
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Purity and Communal Boundaries explores the rich complexities of a central Bangladeshi village, populated by Muslims, Hindus and Christians. Through a carefully constructed theoretical framework Sand Rozario demonstrates the ways in which class and communal domination reinforce gender inequality. The position of women is analysed in terms of linkages between religious values, sexuality, economics and politics. Rozario also examines the divergence between the demands of the economy and the system of values in Bengali society.

Belonging to Others: Cultural Construction of Womenhood in a Village in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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325
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984 05 1321 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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252
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This is a study of social organization, focusing on the symbolic construction of womanhood in Muslim peasant community in Bangladesh. In the patriarchal, patrilocal, patrilineal society of Bangladesh, socio-cultural values sanction segregation of sexes, impose strict gender division of labor and foster a systematic bias of male supremacy (Roushan Jahan, 1983). Marriage is also seen as an exchange for security by which women obtain protection in return for the opportunity providing the continuity of patrilines. Thus a woman is rendered transferable.

Why Women Count - Essays on Women in Development in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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290
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984 05 1345 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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183
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One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladeshs 25 years of existence has been peppered with violent political upheavals, natural disasters of gargantuan proportions, and an increase in the absolute number of people living in poverty. Against this background Why Women Count assesses the social and economic situation of women in Bangladesh. The foundation is laid by the first essay Non-market work and the system of national accounts which emphasizes the importance of accurately accounting in the GDP the work done by women both in and outside the home.

Women at the Center - Grameen Bank Borrowers After One Decade

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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380
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984 05 1377 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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1996
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For two decades, the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has successfully administered a unique program that lends small sums to poor women for income generation. This is the first empirical study to examine the long-term influence of these loans on the borrowers, and it demonstrates that credit alone can fundamentally change the lives of poor women-even in the absence of other aid programs and in an environment distinctly hostile to women's autonomy. Helen Todd spent a year in two villages in Bangladesh following the lives of women who have been borrowing from the Grameen Bank for a decade.

Globalisation and Gender - Changing Patterns of Women's Employment in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1581 0
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Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
276
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The volume contains a set of papers which summarise the findings of a research study undertaken by the Centre for Policy Dialogue in collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development. It complements the work in other countries such as Viet Nam, Uganda, Morocco and Jamaica. The main issues addressed are the implications of globalisation and changes in the macro-economic context in Bangladesh.

The Elusive Agenda: Mainstreaming Women in Development

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Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1272 2
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
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144
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The growth of the International women's movement over the past two decades has challenged the international community to respond to its vision of social transformation. This book examines the response of one set of key players-the international donor agencies. It compares the donors priorities with those of their development partners and argues that, although significant achievements have been made, the fundamental goals of the women's movement-transforming social and gender relations and creating a more equitable world- still elude us. Why has this progress been so elusive?

Choice of Technology: Fertilizer Manufacture in Bangladesh

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Agriculture and Livestock
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1171 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1992
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108
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This book, second in a series of studies under a ‘Technology Choice Project’ at BIDS, examines in some depth the extent of technology transfer that has taken place in the Bangladesh Fertilizer Industry. It appears that the technology transfer process has remained more or less confined to the acquisition of production capability; that project preparation and appraisal were generally inadequate, and that local participation and implementation in project design was nil or negligible.

Agrarian Structure and Productivity in Bangladesh and West Bengal: A Study in Comparative Perspective

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Bangladesh Studies
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English
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984 05 1379 6
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
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221
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This book develops an integrated approach of comparative analysis of agrarian change in Bangladesh and West Bengal. The main hypothesis examined in the study is that the prevailing agrarian structure in these areas may act as an impediment to the dissemination of new technologies resulting in endemic low growth potential, if not stagnation of agriculture. The author argues for understanding the influence of agrarian structure on technology adoption and productivity that lead to certain type of surplus utilization with their continual regeneration on progressively higher levels.

Trading the Silver Seed - Local Knowledge and Market Moralities in Aquacultural Development

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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984 05 1348 6
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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199
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Trading the Over Seed is an interdisciplinary book about people and fish written by a sociologist, an anthropologist and an aquaculture scientist. Based on original research, this is the first study of social, economic and technical aspects of aquaculture in Bangladesh. The issues raised in this book are relevant to those with an interest in rural society in other countries. There are three main themes. First, instead of trying to understand rural society via the different sets of actors involved in agricultural production (e.g.

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