Gender Studies

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

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1581 0
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
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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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 1272 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
Number of Pages: 
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?

Sex-workers in Bangladesh Livelihood: At What Price?

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Academic and Reference Books
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.

Women, Bangladesh and International Security: Methods Discourses and Politics

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
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English
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290
ISBN: 
984 05 1725 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
145
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Women, Bangladesh and International Security purports to do two things. Firstly, it is an attempt to relate the life and living of Bangladesh women with the domain called international security. Seldom is there an understanding that the women of Bangladesh are actively engaged in the organization and reproduction of international security. Secondly, it is a theoretical intervention to the debate as how best to understand the engendered relationship between the national and the international.

Mapping Women's Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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650
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 10 6
Publisher: 
BRAC Development Institute
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
301
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Tradition and modernity are perhaps the two poles against which women of South Asia are pitted. The main elements of tradition seem to be comprised of religion. Religion occupies a somewhat difficult position in the largely secular terrain that speak of the empowerment of women. This fascinating volume explores the role that religion, culture and society play in the social and political positioning of women.

Disciplining Birth: Power, Knowledge and Childbirth Practices in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
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English
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475
ISBN: 
984 05 1741 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
242
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This book is about birth practices among poor, rural women in Bangladesh. Kaosar Afsana has used a multidimensional framework for the study. She draws upon ideas and perspectives from history, anthropology, gender and socio-political economy to analyse experiences of self and other, which are truly impressive. It is a pioneering study where various choices available for birthing care in the country are addressed.

Discoursing Birthing Care: Experiences from Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 051 555 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
128
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This book focuses on issues critical to the contemporary emphasis on gender sensitive health care for the poor pregnant women in Bangladesh. The core of the book explores the differing perspectives between rural women and health care providers regarding childbirth care and practices. The study attempts to understand women's perceptions of birthing care and their practices, the role of culture, socio-economic factors, and household dynamics as they influence women and their family's health-seeking behaviour.

Working Boys And Girls at Risk: Child Labour in Urban Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Urban Studies and Migration
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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660
ISBN: 
978 984 506 020 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
168
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Bangladesh, despite its commendable progress in terms of basic education, has not been able to deal with its child labour problem. There is no single approach to the eradication of the problem, but a better understanding of the reasons why children work, the conditions under which they work and the impact it has on their lives should go a long way in improving policies and in raising awareness. It is important to document how damaging child labour can be. This study of the capital city of the country Dhaka, is revealing in many ways.

Child Labour Revisited: Gender, Culture, Economics and Human Rights

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
Language: 
English
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650
ISBN: 
978 984 506 031 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
239
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The book addresses the case of child labour by moving beyond the usual concern that regards the phenomenal essentially as an 'evil', harmful and corrupt, and instead attempts to assess children’s work in the relevant socio-economic and cultural context. It examines the specification of girl child labour in the garment industry and underlines how tradition , culture, religion, and sexual division of labour determine the parameters within which they live, work and resist patriarchal control and differential treatment at home and in the workplace.

Women and Militancy: South Asian Complexities

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Gender Studies
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English
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 506 028 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
151
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This book is an attempt to bring the complexities and multiplicities of violence inflicted against women and the different dimensions of militarisation. Several issues however inform and shape the South Asian complexities with respect to women and militancy, and the book attempts to address them both theoretically and empirically. Firstly, the book looks at the challenges and contradiction. South Asia has outstanding women leaders at the state level, but violence against women and that too of varied nature is on the rise.

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