Sociology

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

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Academic and Reference Books
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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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
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)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
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.

Sex-workers in Bangladesh Livelihood: At What Price?

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 494 023 7
Publisher: 
Society for Environment and Human Development (SHED)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
276
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Surveys find that compared to other Asia countries sex-workers in Bangladesh report the highest number of partners, and the lowest rate of condom use. While these statistics are serious warning signals for a probable HIV/AIDS epidemic, the overwhelming majority of sex-workers have other immediate concerns such as poverty, threats of eviction from brothels, extreme uncertainties in city streets, total rejection by society, and exploitation by the controllers ( the police topping the list) of the trade.

Urban Crime and Violence in Dhaka

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
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English
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 506 009 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
175
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Based on extensive field investigations as well as analysis of secondary data, Urban Crime and Violence in Dhaka presents the result of a study carried out on urban crime and violence in public places of the metropolis. It focuses on the types of crimes that occur in it and throws light on the reasons behind the criminal activities that take place in Dhaka. The book aims to identify the victims as well as the perpetrators of crime and highlights trends and types of crime and violence affecting the people of the city.

Lost Innocence, Stolen Childhoods

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Anthropology
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 70220 0013 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
261
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This book examines the lives of Bangladeshi children and adolescents roughly between 8 and 16 years old, exposing vast discrepancies in the rights they are able to exercise. For example, middle class children and the young domestic servants working in their homes may be roughly the same age but they have profoundly different roles, rights and obligations.

Peopling in the Land of Allah Jaane: Power, Peopling and Environment: The Case of Char-lands of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1418 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
235
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This book illustrates the uncertainties of the lives of the inhabitants of ‘Char’ lands (reclaimed land) in Bangladesh. Flooding and riverbank erosion are endemic features in the areas close to the major rivers in Bangladesh. The rivers also throw up fertile lands that cause violent clashes between competing camps. Such violence has been examined against the backdrop and compulsions of cropping phenophases. With the help of several case studies, the book describes the survival strategies of the ‘char’ lands.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Life and Nature at Risk

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
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English
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500
ISBN: 
984 494 011 7
Publisher: 
Society for Environment and Human Development (SHED)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
121
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The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in the southeast of Bangladesh is unique and attractive to outsiders. It forms a bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. From the plains one is amazed to see the picturesque mountain landscapes. The hill indigenous people who are divided into 12 groups exhibit distinct and different cultures. These amazing, amusing, honest and always smiling people seem to be part of Nature. But this mountainous region and its original inhabitants have undergone enormous assault and sufferings due to ill-conceived development initiatives and human greed.

Social Protection and Livelihoods - Marginalised Migrant Workers of India and Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
ISBN: 
984 70220 0032 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
236
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In recent years the term social protection has gained currency in developmental discourse: encompassing the range of protective transfers, services and formal and informal safeguards that are available to protect people in need or at risk of being in need. Whilst migration offers a safety net for poorer people in search of alternative or supplementary livelihoods, it also deprives many, of access to formal and informal sources of support. Social protection concerns emerge at all stages of migration: before departure, in transit, at destination and upon return.

The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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350
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 00 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1980
Number of Pages: 
262
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HB
Reprint: 
2003
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Second
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The short but stormy life of Bangladesh presents questions which have a far wider relevance. Was its secessionist birth the outcome of ever-latent nationalism or failure of political management or just Indian armed force? How could its charismatic founder leader fall by assassination in the fourth year of his reign? What made democratic urges culminate in military rule?

Middle Class and the Social Revolution in Bengal: An Incomplete Agenda

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1624 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
172
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, the need for a social revolution has been felt and talked about by the middle class in Bengal. But, ironically, it was the middle class itself that has hindered the revolution. The state has changed in size and name but not in character, indicating that relationships within society have remained basically as they were before. This book examines the double role of the Bengali middle class. Middle class's participation in politics and achievements in the fields of education, literature and culture have been remarkable.

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