Application of Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck’s Theories Based on Sociological Study on Women’s Demographic Change in Dhaka City

Authors

  • Shamima Akter Rozy Department of Humanities and Social Science, Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX), Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208.
  • Sourav Kumar Ghosh Department of Industrial & Production Engineering Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX), Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46291/IJOSPERvol7iss2pp311-323

Keywords:

Globalization, Reflexive Modernity, Demographic Revolution, Women Empowerment

Abstract

Globalization and reflexive modernization are the main reasons for the development of the current social system. The discussion on women's demographic change in Bangladesh is not new rather than this must be voiced issue. Women are playing a significant role in various sectors in the country. Women are making themselves strongly changing socio-economic conditions, not only by indulging in household chores but also involving themselves in different sectors like RMG, banking, IT, teaching, and so on. By discussing some of the theories of Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck, presenting the current social context of the women of Bangladesh which has shown how they are self-conscious and self-reliant. These theoretical standpoints have been used to identify causes, consequences, and adaptation mechanisms to deal with the modern social system. This study highlights how relationship patterns and labor markets are changing due to globalization. It also analyzes the responsible elements and symptoms of the individualization of women in Bangladesh. The recent conflicting interests, love, and sexual life are investigated in this paper.

Author Biography

Sourav Kumar Ghosh, Department of Industrial & Production Engineering Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX), Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208.

Sourav Kumar Ghosh is a lecturer in Industrial and Production Engineering at Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX). He earned B.Sc. in Industrial and Production Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2017. He is a former lecturer in textile engineering at Primeasia University. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Industrial and Production Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. He has published two journal papers and three conference papers. S. K. Ghosh has completed several research projects under UGC. His research interests include machine learning, supply chain optimization, operation research, parameter optimization of CNC machines, renewable energy, and lean manufacturing.

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Published

2020-06-02

How to Cite

Rozy, S. A., & Ghosh, S. K. (2020). Application of Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck’s Theories Based on Sociological Study on Women’s Demographic Change in Dhaka City. International Journal of Social, Political and Economic Research, 7(2), 311-323. https://doi.org/10.46291/IJOSPERvol7iss2pp311-323

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