Tag: Bangladesh

Outsides and insides: Covid-19 seen from the first floor of a house in Mirpur, Dhaka by Hasan Ashraf

Hasan Ashraf , August 13th, 2020

In this contribution to Somatosphere’s Dispatches from the Pandemic we attend to practices of boundary making, of separating outsides from insides. The new coronavirus appeared on the global…


Homecoming From The City: Covid-19 & Dhaka

Rebecca_Irons , April 15th, 2020

MOHAMMAD TAREQ HASAN Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Bangladesh, the government has announced a countrywide shutdown. The declaration of “public holiday” came on March 24th  in…

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Pandemics/ Epidemics and the Social Body in Bangladesh

Rebecca_Irons , April 15th, 2020

MOHAMMAD TAREQ HASAN Outbreak of Covid-19 virus in Bangladesh has forced the government to shut down all private and public offices except the emergency service providers. The shutdown…

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Bangladesh Garment Workers Strike

Alexandra Frankel , January 22nd, 2019

Thousands of garment workers who make clothes for global brands have taken strike action over low wages. It is time the Western consumer listened. More than 50,000 Bangladeshi…

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Work injury compensation still missing in Bangladesh’s labour standards

rebeccaprentice , November 26th, 2018

by Rebecca Prentice **Republished from The Conversation.** In the five years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh – in which more than 1,134…

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Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

Rose Deller , February 27th, 2018

In Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, editors Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu bring together contributors to explore women’s lives and livelihoods during…

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Five years after deadly factory fire, Bangladesh’s garment workers are still vulnerable

cultureandcapitalismblog , December 11th, 2017

by Geert De Neve and Rebecca Prentice (Previously posted on The Conversation UK.) Five years ago last month, in November 2012, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory…

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Mahmudul H Sumon: An anonymous visit to a garment factory in Bangladesh

Focaal Web Editor , November 30th, 2017

After the Tazreen Fashions factory fire (2012) and the Rana Plaza collapse (2013), which killed 119 and 1,136 workers, respectively, the garment sector of Bangladesh has seen the…



guestanthropologist , September 18th, 2017

By Elisa Sandri In late August, alarming reports and harrowing images started to surface from Myanmar. It soon became clear that Rohingya people—a Muslim minority living in a…

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When buildings burn, from London to Dhaka

rebeccaprentice , June 20th, 2017

by Rebecca Prentice There is for me a sad familiarity in the story of the Grenfell Tower fire. I have spent recent years researching garment factory fires and…

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Film for Good

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017

Can cinema produce social justice? Six decades separate the #OscarsSoWhite movement and the publication of Hortense Powdermaker’s ethnography on Hollywood’s inner workings Hollywood, the Dream Factory…

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Transactions in Taste: The Collaborative lives of Everyday Bengali Foods

foodanthro , February 26th, 2016

Manpreet K. Janeja. Transactions in Taste: The Collaborative lives of Everyday Bengali Foods. London: Routledge, 2010. 185 pages, ISBN 978-415553742. Reviewed by Meraz Rahman New Mexico State Universi…