(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The poorest and most vulnerable ? On hazards, livelihoods and labelling of riverine communities in Bangladesh

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEIN H. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NORVEGE


Drawing on an examination of existing literature on char settlements in Bangladesh and data from a field site in the Jamuna River, the paper argues that the prevailing perceptions and labelling of char dwellers as "vulnerable" people is based on a far too simplistic understanding of both rural migration patterns and the livelihoods obtained in these riverine areas


Article of periodic

published at : Singapore journal of tropical geography / ISSN 0129-7619 / CODEN SJTGD5

Editor : University of Singapore, Singapore - SINGAPOUR (1980)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 30, no1 [pp. 98-113]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12443 A

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