Watching the International Crimes Tribunal from London

Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2014) Watching the International Crimes Tribunal from London. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 9. ISSN 1960-6060

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Abstract

This paper analyses responses in London to the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh and protests associated with it in 2013. Based on analysis of websites, social media and interview material, it examines interpretations of contemporary events in Bangladesh. The article makes no claims to any privileged information or ‘truth’ about these events. Instead, it argues that interpretations of events in Bangladesh by Bangladeshis in London differ from those in Bangladesh. Recent events in Bangladesh have led to an increase in transnational political activism among some British Bangladeshis. In London there have been concerted attempts to challenge dominant discourses about Bangladesh’s Liberation War and contemporary politics. In many cases these are related to or inspired by Islamic political movements that have become influential among British Bangladeshis.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Depositing User: Benjamin Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 06:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49637

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