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Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Lamia Karim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks ... More


The Structural Transformation of the NGO Sphere

Lamia Karim

in Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the structural evolution of NGOs throughout history and how the NGO sector has become a shadow state in Bangladesh’s rural economy. The NGO is a powerful quasi-governmental ... More


The Social Life of Debt

Lamia Karim

in Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates the social impact of NGO governmentality on women borrowers via eight case studies. These narratives show that microfinancing and NGO mandates have forced a tension between a ... More


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