Category: CSWS Staff

“The Economy of Shame”: a review of Lamia Karim’s book “Microfinance and Its Discontents”

“The Economy of Shame” (Women’s Review of Books, Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, November/December 2011)
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh
by Lamia Karim (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011, 255 pp., $25.00, paperback)
Reviewed by Ghazal Zulfiqar
Lamia Karim is the associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University […]

Women and the Broadcast Blacklist—Carol A. Stabile

Carol A. Stabile, “Women and the Broadcast Blacklist,” Communication Currents: A Publication of the National Communication Association (Volume 6 , Issue 5 – October 2011)
“In June 1950, an organization called American Business Consultants published Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, a slender volume that would become known as the bible […]

UO Today #473: Lamia Karim

UO Today #473: Lamia Karim
Lamia Karim
UO Today week of August 8, 2011:
Lamia Karim, Anthropology and Associate Director of CSWS, discusses her forthcoming book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh, the first feminist critique of the much-lauded microcredit process in Bangladesh. She describes the adverse effects of the microcredit system. Watch it online.
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The Register-Guard BOOK NOTES: Readings, events, workshops, etc.

BOOK NOTES: Readings, events, workshops, etc..
UO professor’s book looks at problems of microfinance
The dark side of microfinance is explored in a new book by Lamia Karim, the associate director of the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
“Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh” offers a […]

Lamia Karim Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Reporter for Her Expertise on Microfinance

March 8, 2011: Court Upholds Yunus Sacking from Grameen — Wall Street Journal (A high court in Bangladesh Tuesday upheld a central bank decision last week that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus must resign as head of the microfinance bank he founded, intensifying a struggle between Mr. Yunus and the government of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh […]

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim Interviewed on NPR

Listen to UO anthropology professor Lamia Karim on NPR’s All Things Considered:
Lamia Karim, associate professor of the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology and associate director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, was interviewed March 2 on NPR for her expertise on microfinance and the Grameen Bank. The story, titled […]