Category Archives: Labor

‘Beauty’ for the Owner, ‘Deformity’ for the Labor

“While you (factory owners) eat the chicken’s thigh, we chew its feet, its claws.”

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Battling Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh

The Measurement Problem In 2010, the world reached its target for Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG 1) five years ahead of schedule.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for Factual errors made in a fictitious storyline may seem like a trivial matter, but they can hide icebergs. The iceberg … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times By Dina Siddiqi for “[T]he connection between mosques, Muslims and conservative parents is ‘common sense’ in Euro American … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

The state of the Bangladesh economy

by Abdullah Shibli for Bangladesh, the country and its economy, is full of contradictions. To list a couple, while it is one of the world’s fastest growing nations, it … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Decoding the Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda

Decoding The Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda by Jyoti Rahman for Alal O Dulal Bangladesh is getting quite an attention from the world. But unlike the seventies and eighties, not for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Where have all the negotiating tables gone?

By Nadine S Murshid and Awrup Sanyal for   “Economic growth cannot sensibly be treated as an end in itself. Development has to be more concerned with enhancing lives … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Simulacra…of the fumes

Simulacra… of the fumes by Seema Amin for On September 2nd the Prime Minister visited Ashulia to lay the foundation for the ‘first’ women’s dormitory in the RMG hub. … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road to Court 21

The Road to Court 21 by Seema Amin for “O bleating without wool! O Wound!” Lorca Prologue: the incidental messenger ‘Now you say the income of the Adamjis, Dauds … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anu Muhammad: Who’s prospering on whose labor?

“Cutting hills, building brick kilns or shrimp hatcheries by destroying agricultural land, and high rises by filling in water bodies, setting up business by filling up rivers, making furniture at … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment



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