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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Social Transformation and Multipolarization of Muslim Societies in South Asia: Toward an Integrated Understanding of Structural Change and Islamism in Bangladesh (jrp000279)

jrp279

Keywords

  • South Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • Islamism
  • Village Society
  • Muslims

Areas

  • South Asia

Website

https://fakir2020.webnode.jp/

About the Project

Project term: April, 2022–March, 2025

This study explores various multipolar trends of Muslim societies in South Asia by examining social transformations in the recent Bangladesh, which is enjoying steady economic growth. It examines the progress of urbanization and expansion of the middle class in Bangladesh as well as the emerging consumer culture. It also considers the impact of extremist activities, such as the terrorist incident in 2016, and delves into the structural changes experienced within Muslim societies in South Asia.

Masahiko TOGAWA, Project Coordinator

Members

Coordinator

  • Masahiko TOGAWA

ILCAA Staff

  • --

Joint Researchers

  • Koichi FUJITA
  • Keiko IKEDA
  • Takami ISHIZAKA
  • Akiko KUDO
  • Naonori KUSAKABE
  • Mayumi MURAYAMA
  • Tetsuya NAKATANI
  • Masaaki OHASHI
  • Ai SUGIE
  • Ami SUZUKI
  • Toshihiko SUDA
  • Mineo TAKADA
  • Humayun Kabir
  • Obaydullah Al Marjuk
  • Ranjan SAHA PARTHA

Outputs

Meetings

The 11th meeting

  • Date/Time: Mon 4 Mar 2024 13:00–18:40
  • Venue: IDE-JETRO
  • Language: Japanese
  • Moderator: Masahiko TOGAWA/Ai SUGIE
    13:00–14:10 Tatsushi YAMAGATA (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
    “Economies Emerging from Underdevelopment: East Asian Industrial Development in South Asia”
    14:20–15:30 Mayumi MURAYAMA (Institute of Developing Economies)
    “Changes in International Relations”
    15:40–16:50 Masaaki OHASHI (University of the Sacred Heart)
    “Changes and Challenges in Bangladeshi NGOs' Poverty Alleviation Strategies: Was it Service Delivery vs. Empowerment?”
    17:00–18:10 Naonori KUSAKABE (Rikkyo University)
    “Social Transformation from the Perspective of Development Policy: Social and Human Development”
    18:10–18:40
    Plenary Discussion
  • The 10th meeting

    • Date/Time: Tue 6 Feb 2024 9:00–16:00
    • Venue: Online meeting
    • Language: Japanese
    • Moderator: Ai SUGIE/ Naonori KUSAKABE
      9:00–10:10 Keiko IKEDA (Shizuoka University)
      “Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Socioeconomic Change”
      10:20–11:30 Ami SUZUKI (Kobe University)
      “Women's Labor and Gender Norms”
      11:40–12:50 Akiko KUDO (International Budo University)
      “Border Crossing of Bangladesh Muslim Migrant Wives in Japan: Future Challenges for Multicultural Social Workers”
      14:00–15:10 Tetsuya NAKATANI (Nara Prefectural University)
      “Consumerization and Pilgrimage Tourism”
      15:10–16:00
      Plenary Discussion
    • The 9th meeting

      • Date/Time: Wed 24 Jun 2024 9:00–16:00
      • Venue: Online meeting
      • Language: Japanese
      • Moderator: Ai SUGIE/ Naonori KUSAKABE
        9:00–10:10 Koichi FUJITA (Aoyama Gakuin University)
        “Economic Development and Labor Market Changes in Bangladesh: Focusing on Rural Women's Employment”
        10:20–11:30 Takami ISHIZAKA (Kanto Gakuin University)
        “Changes in Women's Social Relations as Seen through Small-Scale Finance”
        11:40–12:50 Toshihiko SUDA (Daito Bunka University)
        “Overseas Migration and Rural Economy in Bangladesh: Expectation for Mainstreaming Women Overseas Migrants”
        14:00–15:10 Mineo TAKADA (Hiroshima Shudo University)
        “Bangladesh Society from the Perspective of Migration: From Research Experience and Literature Survey”
        15:10–16:00
        Plenary Discussion
      • The 8th meeting

        • Date/Time: Fri 28 Jul 2023 13:00–17:15
        • Venue: Online meeting
        • Language: Japanese
        • 13:00–13:30 Keiko IKEDA (Shizuoka University) Report (Japanese)
          Introduction “Intersectionality and Mainstreaming of Gender Perspectives: A view from Bangladesh Studies”
          13:35–14:00 Nobuko UESAWA (Mejiro University) Report (Japanese)
          “Complexity and Intersectionality of Discrimination against Women in the Christian Community of the Garo Ethnic Minority”
          14:05–14:30 Mami KANAZAWA (Sophia University) Report (Japanese)
          “Women, Disabled People and Disabled Women: Difficulties Experienced by Disabled Women as a Single Person”
          14:40–15:05 Takami ISHIZAKA (Kanto Gakuin University) Report (Japanese)
          “From the Working Patterns of Women in Muslim and Ethnic Minority Villages in Rajshahi District”
          15:10–15:35 Ami SUZUKI (Kobe University) Report (Japanese)
          “Parda Practices and Plurality of Public Space from the Perspective of A Handicraft Workshop”
          15:45–16:00 Discassant: Ai SUGIE (Kyoto University) Comment (Japanese)
          16:00–16:15 Discassant: Minako KURAMITSU (Ochanomizu University) Comment (Japanese)
          16:15–17:15 Discussion
          Chair: Mayumi MURAYAMA (Institute of Developing Economies)
        • The 7th meeting

          • Date/Time: Sat 20 May 2023 13:00–17:30
          • Venue: Meeting Room, International Center, 4th Floor, University Building-8, Aoyama Campus, AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY
          • Language: Japanese
          • Speaker1: Koishi FUJITA (Kyoto University)
            “Economic development and transformation of labour market in Bangladesh: With special reference to rural labour market”
            Speaker2: Toshihiko SUDA (Daito Bunka University)
            “Influence of increasing migration on Bangladeshi rural economy: Observation of the two villages in Cumilla District”
            Speaker3: Mineo TAKADA (Hiroshima Shudo University)
            “Bangladeshi society through the lens of migration: Based on research experience and literature review”
            General Discussion
            Chair: Ai SUGIE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
          • The 6th meeting

            • Date/Time: Mon 13 Mar 2023 13:00–17:00
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: Japanese
            • 13:00-15:15
              Meeting
              15:30-16:15 Ai SUGIE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
              “A Political Ecology of Riverside Villages in Bangladesh”
              16:15-17:00
              Discussion

            The 5th meeting

            • Date/Time: Fri 23 Dec 2022 13:00–16:00
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: English
            • 4th International Seminar: Tablighi Jamaat in Bangladesh
              (International Seminar Series: Secularization, Islamization and Globalization in South Asia: Beyond Bipolar Politics in Bangladesh)
              Time:
              10:00-13:00 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
              13:00-16:00 pm (Japan ST)
              20:00-23:00 (Dec 22nd, Vancouver ST, Canada)
              Chair: Humayun Kabir (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
              Speaker 1: Bulbul Siddiqi (North South University, Bangladesh)
              Tablighi Jamaat Movement in the Public Sphere
              Speaker 2: Momotaj Begum (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
              Negotiation for Extended Gender Roles in Islam: Female Tablighi Jamaat
              Discussant 1: Mahbubur Rahman (North South University, Bangladesh)
              Discussant 2: Ainoon Naher (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
              Response by Each Speaker
              General Discussion

            The 4th meeting

            • Date/Time: Fri 30 Sep 2022 12:30–15:30
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: English
            • International Seminar Series: Secularization, Islamization and Globalization in South Asia: Beyond bipolar Politics in Bangladesh
              3rd Seminar: Islamic Consumerism in Bangladesh
              Time:
              09:00–12:00 (India Standard Time)
              09:30–12:30 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
              12:30–15:30 (Japan Standard Time)
              Chair: Masood Imran Mannu (Jahangirnagar University)
              Welcome address: Amitava Chakroborty (Delhi University & General Secretary of ISBS)
              Introduction: Togawa, Masahiko (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
              Speaker 1: Ranjan Saha Partha (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
                    Halal Market and Islamic Consumerism
              Speaker 2: Nakatani, Tetsuya (Nara Prefectural University, Japan)
                    Pilgrimage, Islamic Tourism, and Consumerisation in Bangladesh
              Discussant 1: Nurul Huda Sakib (Jahangirnagar University)
              Discussant 2: Obydullah Al Marjuk (Independent University Bangladesh)
              Response by Each Speaker
              General Discussion

            The 3rd meeting

            • Date/Time: Sun 21 Aug 2022 12:00–14:30
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: English
            • International Seminar Series: Secularization, Islamization and Globalization in South Asia: Beyond bipolar Politics in Bangladesh
              2nd Seminar: Education and Islam in Bangladesh
              Time:
              9:00–11:30 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
              12:00–14:30 (Japan ST)
              20:00–22:30 (Canada/Vancouver time the day before)
              Chair: Ainoon Naher (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
              Introduction: TOGAWA, Masahiko (ILCAA, TUFS)
              Speaker 1: Humayun Kabir (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
              “Protectors of Islam”: The Ulama, State, and Society in Bangladesh
              Speaker 2: Ahasan Habib (Green University of Bangladesh)
              Madrasa Education in Rural Bangladesh
              Discussant: Sayeed Ferdous (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
              Discussant: Abdullah Al Mahmud (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh)
              Response by Each Speaker
              General Discussion

            The 2nd meeting

            • Date/Time: Sat 9 Jul 2022 11:00–14:00
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: English
            • 1st Seminar: Post-Islamism and Politics in Bangladesh
              Time:
              8:00-11:00 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
              10:00-13:00 (Malaysia Standard Time)
              11:00-14:00 (Japan Standard Time)
              19:00-22:00 (Canada/Vancouver time the day before)
              21:00-24:00 (USA/Kentucky time the day before)
              Chair: Obydullah Al Marjuk
              Introduction: TOGAWA Masahiko (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
              Speaker 1: Nazmus Sakib (University of Kentucky, USA)
              The Problems and Prospects of Post Islamism in Bangladesh: Current Trajectories and the Future
              Speaker 2: Abdullah Al Mahmud (MAHSA University, Malaysia)
              The Post-Islamist Directions of Thoughts among the Ulama of Bangladesh
              Speaker 3: Obydullah Al Marjuk (Independent University, Bangladesh)
              Rise of Salafism and Neoliberalism in the Secular Age in Dhaka
              Discussant 1: Naseem Akhter Hussain (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
              Discussant 2: Humayun Kabir (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
              Response by each speaker and General Discussion

            The 1st meeting

            • Date/Time: Sat 14 May 2022 9:30–12:45
            • Venue: Online meeting
            • Language: Japanese
            • 9:30-10:40
              Introduction
              10:45-11:30
              Speaker: Tetsuya NAKATANI
              Title: “Economic Development and Tourism in Bangladesh: A Discussion with a Reference to Tourism Behavior and Islamic Tourism”
              11:30-12:15
              Speaker: Masahiko TOGAWA
              Title: “Transformation of Rural Society and “Islamisation” in Bangladshl: A case study of Gohira village in Chattogram”
              12:15-12:45
              Discussion

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