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Begging in the Dhaka City: Experiences of a Civil Society Organization.

Rashid, Sharmin LU (2015) In Lund University Publications - LUP SIMV12 20151
Graduate School
Department of Gender Studies
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
Begging has been one of the oldest coping mechanisms for the poor people in Bangladesh. However, social attitudes towards begging changed along the notion of modernization, with the changes in modes of production in which the productive potential of individuals was emphasized and begging became a direct threat to the prominent values such as work initiatives, stable social relations, and beauty and decency. This paper will contribute to our understanding of locating spheres of governmentality practices derived from the functioning of a civil society organization. The organization – Ain o Salish Kendro (ASK) located in Bangladesh have initiated a project named Prevention of Child Begging, and it is the experiences of these people involved... (More)
Begging has been one of the oldest coping mechanisms for the poor people in Bangladesh. However, social attitudes towards begging changed along the notion of modernization, with the changes in modes of production in which the productive potential of individuals was emphasized and begging became a direct threat to the prominent values such as work initiatives, stable social relations, and beauty and decency. This paper will contribute to our understanding of locating spheres of governmentality practices derived from the functioning of a civil society organization. The organization – Ain o Salish Kendro (ASK) located in Bangladesh have initiated a project named Prevention of Child Begging, and it is the experiences of these people involved in the project formulate the basis of analysis. At the same time, the paper will confirm that civil society is the location of power, struggle, resistance, and negotiation. (Less)
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Rashid, Sharmin LU
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SIMV12 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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governmentality, Civil society, gender practices
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Lund University Publications - LUP
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English
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8052471
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  abstract     = {Begging has been one of the oldest coping mechanisms for the poor people in Bangladesh. However, social attitudes towards begging changed along the notion of modernization, with the changes in modes of production in which the productive potential of individuals was emphasized and begging became a direct threat to the prominent values such as work initiatives, stable social relations, and beauty and decency. This paper will contribute to our understanding of locating spheres of governmentality practices derived from the functioning of a civil society organization. The organization – Ain o Salish Kendro (ASK) located in Bangladesh have initiated a project named Prevention of Child Begging, and it is the experiences of these people involved in the project formulate the basis of analysis. At the same time, the paper will confirm that civil society is the location of power, struggle, resistance, and negotiation.},
  author       = {Rashid, Sharmin},
  keyword      = {governmentality,Civil society,gender practices},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lund University Publications - LUP},
  title        = {Begging in the Dhaka City: Experiences of a Civil Society Organization.},
  year         = {2015},
}