Introduction. Imagining Bangladesh: contested narratives

Zeitlyn, Benjamin, Janeja, Manpreet K and Mapril, José (2014) Introduction. Imagining Bangladesh: contested narratives. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 9. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1960-6060

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Bangladesh is a country that appears only on the margins of western news and academic interest. When it does, it is usually in the context of catastrophes. In this Introduction to the special issue, we agree with Lewis (2011) that this large, complex and dynamic country merits more attention. Looking at it through the lens of ‘contested narratives’ centring on identities, notions of home and belonging in transnational Bangladeshi communities and the development, economy and politics of the country, we identify areas in which these contested narratives are particularly pertinent to current events in Bangladesh and which the papers in this special issue touch upon.

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 14:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 22:07

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