Journal

In Richard Wright's native soon, the gaze of the white eye ironically selfblinding works as panopticon and makes the black go blind

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Nipa Nasrin

Abstract

In Native Son Richard Wright explains the causes of the psychological blindness of the Blacks and of the Whites, along with their results. Wright illustrates how the white gaze and ideology work as panopticon and force the Blacks into a pressured and dangerous state of mind while the media constantly portrays them as animalistic brutes. This conditioning bounds the Black to react violently or to become blind towards own existence.


An examination of FDI and growth nexus in Bangladesh: engle granger and bound testing cointegration approach

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Shafiun Nahin Shimul
S.M. Abduallah
Salina Siddiqua

Abstract

This paper attempted at finding the long run relationship or cointegration between foreign direct investment and economic growth for Bangladesh using time series data of 1973-2007. For testing cointegration, the two modern time series econometric approaches- bound testing Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Model and Engle Granger two step procedures - were executed and this study found that FDI and GDP was not cointegrated.


Sustainability of assisted shelter projects in post-cyclone communities: The Southkhali case, Bangladesh

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Sheikh Serajul Hakim

Abstract

Sustainability results from the combination of a number of socio-cultural, economical, organizational, technical and environmental factors in development. Any project is only sustainable when it meets today’s needs and also thinks about tomorrow’s possible problems and ways to resolve those. Sustainability of housing projects, therefore, must also consider all these.


Human resource accounting (HRA) disclosure of Bangladeshicompanies and its association with corporate characteristics

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Syed Abdulla Al Mamun

Abstract

This study reports the relationship between corporate characteristics and Human Resource Disclosure (HRAD) level in fifty five randomly selected companies of Bangladesh. The relationships were determined using a HRAD Index (HRADI) under a number of hypotheses. The results of the study show that companies averagely disclose 25% of the total HRAD items.


The language of hermaphrodites as they speak their own special kind of language within their community in Bangladesh

Vol. 6, No. 1
Author(s):
Ahmed Salehin Kaderi

Abstract

Languages take birth and die out in this world; and there are still languages that we have not yet discovered. With this hypothesis in mind a search shows that the hermaphrodites in Bangladesh speak their own kind of language to communicate within their own community. They call their language the “Reverse Language” and speak it to hide and isolate them from the so called mainstream society.


Factors related to childbearing in Bangladesh: a generalized linear modeling approach

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Md. Asaduzzaman
Md. Hasinur Rahman Khan

Abstract

Childbearing is generally considered as an important and major determinant of large family size and rapid population growth, particularly in the countries where family planning is not widely practiced. Bearing more children produces substantial risks to the health of the mothers and the children. This paper aims to determine the different factors of childbearing among the ever-married women in Bangladesh.


Multiple outliers detection: application to research & development spending and productivity growth

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
A. A. M. Nurunnabi
Mohammed Naser

Abstract

Multiple outliers are frequently encountered in applied studies in business and economics. Most of the practitioners depend on ordinary least squares (OLS) method for parameter estimation in regression analysis without identifying outliers properly. It is evident that OLS totally fails even in presence of single outlying observation.


Prospects and possibilities of introducing a common currency in SAARC countries

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Anup Chowdhury
Saman Paul Chowdhury
Shamim Ehsanul Haque

Abstract

The growth of regional economic cooperation arrangement is one of the major developments in the post World War II period. The formation of regional integration has been greatly successful in bringing historically hostile countries together. The classic example is the state in the European Union and the South East Asia where economic dimensions have brought long time foes in the same dais.


Comparing the performance of time series models for forecasting exchange rate

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
M.K. Newaz

Abstract

In this paper an attempt has been made to compare different time series models to forecast exchange rate. A survey of literature shows that continuous debate is going on whether exchange rate follows a random walk or it can be modeled; there is also a debate whether one should use structural models or time series models to forecast exchange rate.


Subversive images of women in medieval English literature: a selective reading

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sheikh F. Shams

Abstract

It is commonly assumed that medieval society is hostile to women’s power. Women are continuously contained and constrained by the patriarchal norms of medieval Europe to strengthen the heroic ideals of masculinity, while maintaining the ideals of the domestic private sphere. This study shows that even within the domestic private sphere, women exert considerable amount of power to influence men’s actions.


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