Sociology

Between Conformity and Resistance - Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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480
ISBN: 
984 05 1599 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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293
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This book contributes to the ongoing discussions and discourses about processes of economic globalization and the so-called feminization of labor that accompany the economic and social transformations taking place world-wide. The focus is on the new modes of industrial production, notably in the export-oriented manufacturing sector in Bangladesh, where there is an increased participation of women in the workforce. The book intends to show how the Bangladeshi women workers view themselves and their actions within the given cultural, political and economic setting.

The Inception of 'Prayer' in Islam - A Chronological Study

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Academic and Reference Books
Sociology
Religion and Ethics
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English
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320
ISBN: 
984 70220 0030 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
98
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The concept of prayer came into the religion of Islam soon after the call to prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh) in 610 AD and by the time of his death in 632 AD, it was established as an obligatory ritual with all its liturgical details. The process of the inception of this significant pillar of Islam within these 22 years has not yet been presented in a chronological order and this work is an effort towards such an order.

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

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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375
ISBN: 
984 05 1611 6
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Dhaka
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2001
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200
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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.

The Strong Women of Modhupur

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Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1378 8
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
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274
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The Strong Women of Modhupur reviews the history of the Garo people of both India and Bangladesh since they were first encountered by the British more than two centuries ago. It describes the older Garo culture that is now remembered as "traditional", and it tells of the events that have affected the Garo of Bangladesh since the end of colonial rule. The book then turns to the life of the Garos of Modhupur, among whom the author has lived on several occasions since 1984.

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
ISBN: 
984 05 1321 4
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Place of Publication: 
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.

Migration and Development: Pro-Poor Policy Choices

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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540
ISBN: 
984 05 1752 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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487
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Based on internal and international migration experiences of five countries of Asia - China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam - this book dispels the notion that migration indicates failure of development. On the contrary, it views migration as an integral part of the global development. The book makes a comprehensive analysis of labour recruitment processes for internal and international markets, work conditions, entitlements and available protection mechanisms, extent of involvement of civil society institutions and policy environments in the countries concerned.

The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal

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South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1490 3
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
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227
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Throughout South Asia, questions of illegal immigration combined wit those of national security have acquired politically explosive dimensions in recent years. Despite this, migration studies have remained, by and large, confined to the domains of economics and demography. Dealing with transborder migrations from Bangladesh to West Bengal, The Marginal Nation analyzes these issues within a richer perspective which accommodates the historical, cultural and geographic dimensions along with the economic and demographic.

Social Formation in Dhaka City

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1210 2
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
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456
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In recent years, urban sociology, examining Third World metropolises, has attracted the attention and interest both of academies and policy makers, especially because of the increasing pressures of population growth, poverty and environmental degradation. Social Formation in Dhaka City, is therefore, a welcome and timely addition to the growing body of empirical research in this extremely important field. Divided into eight chapters, the book is a pioneering work both in content and methodology.

The Squatters of Dhaka City - Dynamism in the Life of Agargaon Squatters

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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Anthropology
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English
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170
ISBN: 
984 05 1301 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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104
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The Squatters of Dhaka City examines the consequences of rapid migration on the migrants and their families, urban economy and urban social services. Through an intensive survey of 300 randomly selected households the study presents an analysis of the socio-economic and cultural dynamics in the life of squatters in the Agargaon area.

The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1534 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
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282
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This book depicts the life and social adaptation of some urban sweepers in Bangladesh. They live as socially degraded untouchables and are a minority within a minority. It focuses on what the author considers to be major concerns in their communal life: question of identity, caste ranking and dignity. The work is based on ethnographic research carried out among the Hindu and newly converted Christian Sweepers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in two different districts.

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