Discordant development : global capitalism and the struggle for connection in Bangladesh

Abstract

What happens when a vast multinational mining company operates a gas plant situated close to four densely populated villages in rural Bangladesh? How does its presence contribute to local processes of ‘development’? And what do corporate claims of ‘community engagement’ involve? Drawing from author Katy Gardner’s longstanding relationship with the area, Discordant Development reveals the complex and contradictory ways that local people attempt to connect to, and are disconnected by, foreign capital.

Citation

Gardner, K. Discordant development : global capitalism and the struggle for connection in Bangladesh. Pluto Press, London, UK 280 pp. ISBN 9780745331508

Discordant development : global capitalism and the struggle for connection in Bangladesh

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