Oct 24 Samia Khan: Bengali Textile Workers & Resistance Narratives

ICGC Co-Sponsor ed Event
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:30-5:00pm, Humphrey 215

Image of Dr. Samia Kahtun acting as translator in Savar, Bangladesh at a
meeting between a workers’ cooperative set up by the victims of the Rana
Plaza collapse and the Australia Bangladesh Solidarity Network.

The ICGC Research Circle on “Subjects, Objects, Agents: Young People’s Lives and Livelihoods in the Global South” presents: Power and Protest: Bengali Textile Workers and Resistance Narratives

Presented by: Dr. Samia Khatun, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh

Abstract: Dr. Khatun has begun a 400-year history of girls and young women (mostly between the ages of 13 and 21) engaged in textile work in what is now Bangladesh. Concentrating on worker-produced sources, Dr. Khatun is taking a “slices-through-time approach” and will focus on how workers have memorialized five key moments in the history of textile production through song and poetry, beginning with Mughal Bengal and ending with the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh in 2013.

Co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY)

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