A history of progressive Doxa: an exploration of Bengali women’s labour power

Aziz, Abdul (2023) A history of progressive Doxa: an exploration of Bengali women’s labour power. Labor History. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1469-9702

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Abstract / Description

This discussion paper is presented to be read in three simultaneous and different modalities. At one level, it is a historiography of British Bengali women's labour power and hence an exploration of the historical constraints that vis-a-vis appear as a natural logical consequence but on closer examination performed as part of a broader structure of inequality. At another level, it intervenes, utilising the theoretical lens of Pierre Bourdieu's 'thinking tools' to inform an awareness that does not pathologize, but instead reads against the constructed layers of assumptions to foreground the social conditions that appear as social structures in diminishing Bengali women’s labour power. Finally, the discussion expands the site of analysis, arguing under Sunni orthodoxy based upon the recitation, women have significant labour rights, moreover those rights have diminished in Bangladesh. At the same time, in Britain, social conditions have superseded religious limitations that have benefitted British Bengali women.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Labor History on 20 December 2023, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0023656x.2023.2294094.
Uncontrolled Keywords: agency; gender; labour; patriarchy; transnational; seclusion
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 12:42
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 16:13
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/9025

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