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Bideshi Taka: Argent, migration et politiques transnationales entre Banglatown (Londres) et Sylhet (Bangladesh)

Garbin, David (2002) Bideshi Taka: Argent, migration et politiques transnationales entre Banglatown (Londres) et Sylhet (Bangladesh). Journal des Anthropologues, 90-91 . pp. 55-77. ISSN 2114-2203. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37811)

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Abstract

The indigenous construction of representations linked to the visibility of the « miracle of migration » sheds light on the symbolic power of the bideshi taka, « the money from abroad », within village communities of Sylhet, an emigration area situated in the North?East of Bangladesh. A study of the embeddedness of remittances in the household development cycle allows the identification of a set of strategies inherent in the international management of economic and land resources of migrant lineages. Fieldwork research conducted both in Sylhet and among the Bangladeshi community in London (in the borough of Tower Hamlets) also highlights how the articulation between money and power logics remains greatly dependent on the management of diasporic flows crossing the boundaries of a global migratory space. Economic investments strategies in Bangladesh are elaborated from « Banglatown » in the East End of London and they mobilise complex political networks. Their arrangement is based on differentiations of scales produced by a hierarchisation of risk in the representations. At the intersection of « community » development and the migrant network economy, the bideshi taka crystallises status and power dynamics within a transnational political space.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Translated title: Bideshi Taka : Money, migration and transnational politics between Banglatown (London) and Sylhet (Bangladesh)
Uncontrolled keywords: power, migration, diaspora, Bangladesh, Money, transnational networks, Sylhet, London, Tower Hamlets
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 10:11 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37811 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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