Governmentality and Counter-Hegemony in Bangladesh

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Springer, Apr 29, 2016 - Political Science - 219 pages
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Using Michel Foucault's idea of governmentality, this book reinterprets various cases of revolt and popular uprisings in Bangladesh. It attempts to synthesize the theories of Foucault's governmentality and Antonio Gramsci's notions of hegemony and counter-hegemony.

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Preface and Acknowledgments
Language as CounterGovernmentality
The Antiauthoritarian Revolt of 196869
Nationalism as ReGovernmentalization
Military Authoritarian Governmentality and Its Displacement
Islamic Governmentality? The Taslima Nasrin Case
Ethnicization and CounterGovernmentality in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
On Rape and Revolt
Global CounterGovernmentality
Governance without Governmentality
Index About the Author

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S. M. Shamsul Alam is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He recently authored Rethinking Mau Mau in Colonial Kenya and has published numerous articles in peer-refereed journals.

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