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

journal cover“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 of Oregon, and an associate professor in the UO Department of Anthropology.