A Quiet Violence

View from a Bangladesh Village

Betsy Hartmann and James K. Boyce

A Quiet Violence

Betsy Hartmann and James K. Boyce

Distributed for Zed Books

285 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1983
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9780862321727 Published December 1984 For sale in North and South America only
A quiet violence today stalks the villages and shanty towns of the Third World, the violence of needless hunger. In this book, two Bengali-seaking Americans take the reader to a Bangladesh village where they lived for nine months. There, the readers meets some of the world's poorest people - peasants, sharecroppers and landless labourers - and some of the not-so-poor people who profit from their misery. The villager's poverty is not fortuitous, a result of divine dispensation or individual failings of charachter. Rather, it is the outcome of a long history of exploitation, culminating in a social order which today benefits a few at the expense of many.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part 1: The Making of a Village
Part 2: Behind Bamboo Walls
Part 3: The Classes
Part 4: Who Works? Who Eats?
Part 5: Interventions
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