Modernisation at Bay: Structure and Change in Bangladesh - Edited by Abu AbdullahDhaka: The University Press, 1991, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little toning to the margins of the dust wrapper.
Contains: Graphs; Tables;
From the cover: “This book, by a group of scholars based at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, is perhaps the first ever attempt to situate the analysis of economic problems and prospects of Bangladesh firmly within their social context. Economic policy options are seen here as both constrained by the existing social structure and determinant of future social trends.
The book documents the ambiguities and limitations of recent attempts at promoting capitalism, and warn that even a successful capitalist strategy will have potentially explosive social costs. However, the authors are not very sanguine about the prospects of a radical transformation either.
Topics covered include poverty and inequality, social stratification and mobility, family disorganization, education, health, gender, crime, drug abuse, literature, music, and the cinema.”