Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh



❰Ebook❯ ➨ Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh Author Lamia Karim – E17streets4all.co.uk In the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations This path breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh Inthe Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won Its Discontents: PDF/EPUB À the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations This path breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks critically at the Grameen Bank and three of the leading NGOs in the country Amid euphoria over the benefits of microfinance, Lamia Karim offers a timely Microfinance and Kindle - and sobering perspective on the practical, and possibly detrimental, realities for poor women inducted into microfinance operationsIn a series of ethnographic cases, Karim shows how NGOs use social codes of honor and shame to shape the conduct of women and to further an agenda of capitalist expansion These unwritten policies subordinate poor women to multiple and Its Discontents: Kindle Ó levels of debt that often lead to increased violence at the household and community levels, thereby weakening women s ability to resist the onslaught of market forcesA compelling critique of the relationship between powerful NGOs and the financially strapped women beholden to them for capital, this book cautions us to be vigilant about the social realities within which women and loans circulate realities that often have adverse effects on the lives of the very women these operations are meant to help.Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Lamia Karim is an Associate Professor Its Discontents: PDF/EPUB À and Associate Head of Anthropology at the University of Oregon Her research interests are in globalization, modernity, gender, and social movements She is the author of Microfinance and Its Discontents Women in Debt in Bangladesh , which is a radical critique of the relationship between women and Microfinance and Kindle - microfinance in Bangladesh Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and a Fulbright Scholarship She is also the recipient of two Rockefeller Postdoctoral Awards.

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  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh
  • Lamia Karim
  • English
  • 17 December 2017
  • 0816670951

10 thoughts on “Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

  1. says:

    I agree with the author in many ways, but she s just so terrible that I had to return my copy of this book for fear of giving her money Not only is the writing bad and it s bad think of the worst scholarly paper you ve ever read and it s at least that bad and no, I won t take that back because she s not a native speaker it s very easy to find ghostwriters these days , but she just hits you over the head with how important the field is, how important her work is, and how important she I agree with the author in many ways, but she s just so terrible that I had to return my copy of this book for fear of giving her money Not only is the writing bad and it s bad think of the worst scholarly paper you ve ever read and it s at least that bad and no, I won t take that back because she s not a native speaker it s very easy to find ghostwriters these days , but she just hits you over the head with how important the field is, how important her work is, and how important she is that the book is just absolutely obnoxious I have to read it for a class, so I ll try to find it used or in a library.Plus the font in the kindle version, at least is one of those fun fonts that just doesn t work for anything longer than a couple of pages Rating 0.5 5Points for information I find interesting 3Points for style 2Points for readability 0.5I hope this rating fills the lacuna in this book s ratings a negative view is sorely needed to combat the naive other ratings This review is it the culmination of many minutes of hard reading and much suffering It is difficult to understate the magnitude of this achievement in discourse

  2. says:

    A well researched ethnographic study on rural Bangladesh and the NGO ecosystem Yes, as the name suggests, the book is all about all the things that have gone wrong with microfinance institutions in Bangladesh whether it is the underlying culture, existing poverty or bad governance from MFIs The book highlights the importance of having consideration for the beneficiary and the environment they live in when you are designing a solution for a social problem I admit the author is a little extr A well researched ethnographic study on rural Bangladesh and the NGO ecosystem Yes, as the name suggests, the book is all about all the things that have gone wrong with microfinance institutions in Bangladesh whether it is the underlying culture, existing poverty or bad governance from MFIs The book highlights the importance of having consideration for the beneficiary and the environment they live in when you are designing a solution for a social problem I admit the author is a little extreme with seeing the worst in situations, but knowing the worst can be helpful to see where the challenges lie ahead and how to avoid potential negative spill overs Myanmar is lucky not to have the exact same cultural problems as Bangladesh, but we do have a lot of similarities as well.After all, it s not just the solution that counts, the delivery also matters

  3. says:

    A good criticism of microcredit in Bangladesh Very one sided argument, but necessary to read through Karim s argument because it poses such valid arguments The first half of the book was better than the latter, though.

  4. says:

    Not a particularly engaging read perhaps the author style but the content itself is useful and very important in criticizing the what is often seen as a panacea in the development world.

  5. says:

    One of the best ethnography s I ve read in a while An important critique of microfinancing and neoliberal research and development agendas.

  6. says:

    A good topic Some insights Terrible writing.

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