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Dr. Karim speaks at Colgate University

Dr. Karim speaks at Colgate University on After Death The Gendered Dynamics of Work in Bangladesh.  This talk centers around the corpse of a garment worker in the early 2000s to reveal the human dimensions of work in the lives of garment workers. Through the singular case of what happens to a woman after death, Karim exposes the aspirations and trauma that shape the lives of young women working in this industry. These women are recent rural to urban migrants. They are workers, but they are also lovers, mothers, friends and political subjects. In each of these areas, their lives are profoundly complex, meaningful, and instructive in understanding the
desire to be human in the shadows of capital.

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