A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village by Betsy Hartmann, James K. Boyce
A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village
Author: Betsy Hartmann, James K. Boyce
Title: A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village
ISBN10: 0862321719
ISBN13: 978-0862321710
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Zed Books (October 1, 1984)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1832 kb
Size epub: 1398 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 423
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
A quiet violence today stalks the villages and shanty towns of the Third World, the violence of needless hunger. In this book, two Bengali-seaking Americans take the reader to a Bangladesh village where they lived for nine months. There, the readers meets some of the world's poorest people - peasants, sharecroppers and landless labourers - and some of the not-so-poor people who profit from their misery. The villager's poverty is not fortuitous, a result of divine dispensation or individual failings of charachter. Rather, it is the outcome of a long history of exploitation, culminating in a social order which today benefits a few at the expense of many.