Governmentality and Counter-Hegemony in Bangladesh
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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adivasi Ahmed argues attempt authoritarian governmentality Awami League Bangla language Bangladesh Nationalist Party Bengali nationalism Bengali subaltern Bhashani biopolitics British calls capitalism Chakma chapter Chittagong Hill Tracts civil society colonial and postcolonial constitution construct countergovernmentality counterhegemonic created critique cultural demand democracy Dhaka Dinajpur discourse dominant East Bengal East Pakistan economic emergence emphasis added Ershad established factions fatwa forces Foucault Foucault’s idea gendered global governmentality Gramsci Hardt Hasina hegemony Hindu historical bloc identified India Islam in Bengal Islamist issue Khaleda Zia Khan Lajja Language Movement leader League’s liberal mangalkavya Maulana military Mitra mobilization Muslim League Nasrin nationalist governmentality nationstate neoliberal organization Pakistani colonial peasants petty bourgeoisie Phulbari police population postcolonial postcolonial Bangladesh postcolonial governmentality poverty programs prostitution puthi Rahman rape regime relationship resistance revolt role ruling rural Shahid Minar Sheikh Mujib social specific state’s strategy subaltern classes transformation Urdu women Yasmin Yunus Zia’s