Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh
By Lamia Karim, professor, Department of Anthropology
October 26, 2023
Castoffs of Capital draws on fieldwork in Bangladesh to examine how female garment workers experience their work and personal lives within the stranglehold of global capital. Anthropologist Lamia Karim focuses on relations among work, gender, and global capital’s targeting of poor women to advance its market penetration, showing how women navigate these spaces by adopting new subject formations. The book received an honorable mention for the Gregory Bateson Book Prize, which reflects the Society of Cultural Anthropology’s mandate to promote theoretically rich, ethnographically grounded research that engages the most current thinking across the arts and sciences.