New paper in Gender, Work and Organization on gendered space in Dhaka, co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New paper in Gender, Work and Organization on gendered space in Dhaka, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

A new publication about how gendered space is informally managed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The article is titled ‘The politics of gendered space: Social norms and purdah affecting female informal work in Dhaka, Bangladesh’ and is co-authored by Dr Luftun Lata, Dr Peter Walters (School of Social Science, UQ) and Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP). In Bangladesh, … Continue reading

Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!
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Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!

Congratulations Dr Lutfun Lata! The PhD degree has been conferred to Lata! Lata’s thesis discusses ‘Counter-space’ and the spatial politics of the use of public space in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She uses the ideas of Lefebvre to discuss the actions and subtle practices of poor residents to secure their livelihoods contesting the role … Continue reading

New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman

Studies of informal street vending in the Global South often investigate grassroots resistance to formal and informal power as a collective and organised phenomenon. In our case study in the megacity of Dhaka, we show collective resistance is not possible due to an overwhelming threat from a coercive state. Informal vendors must resort to other … Continue reading