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Bangladesh version 2

  1. 1. Table of Contents • Geography of Bangladesh (By Mariya Roata) • Bangladesh Nonverbal use of Clothing (formal and informal) (By …) • Bangladesh Rituals (verbal and nonverbal traditions) (By Kasey Murrey) • Bangladesh Gender Roles (By Yelena Mikshanskaya) • Bangladesh Religion (By …) • • The purpose of this presentation is to tell the viewer as much information about Bangladesh as possible. After viewing this presentation you will know geographical facts, nonverbal use of clothing, rituals, gender roles and about religion of Bangladesh.
  2. 2. Geography of Bangladesh (By: Mariya Roata) Group # 5 (Image: Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Bangladesh: the greatest Buddhist Vihara in the Indian Subcontinent, built by Dharmapala of Bengal
  3. 3. Geographical FactsBangladesh: Bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) Lies between latitudes 20° and 27°N, and longitudes 88° and 93°E. Most parts are less than 12 m (39.4 ft) above the sea level Water is contaminated with arsenic frequently because of the high arsenic contents in the soil Total area is 56,977 sq mi (147,570 km2) 93.6% land and 6.4% water Floods, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and tidal bores occur almost every ( Source:
  4. 4. BANGLADESH • Group project, created by: • Yelena Mikshanskaya, Kasey Murrey, Molly Peterson, Jason Rexroad, Mariya Roata, and Stephen Stabbert • November 18, 2011
  5. 5. More Geographical FactsBangladesh: Map references is Asia Comparative: Slightly smaller than Iowa Coast line is 580 km Climate is tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October) Terrain is mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast Natural resources are natural gas, arable land, timber and coal 50,500 sq km are irrigated land Land use:  Arable land: 55%  Permanent crops 3%  Other: 42% Source: Bangladesh Land Use Distribution Image:
  6. 6. The rest of the parts go after… • Hey class, it would be nice if the rest of the power point would look the same. • Try to put a picture on each slide, so it wont be dull looking • Fill in the table of contents and conclusion slides on who is going to do what and I filled in myself about the religion, so if you want to do something different you are free to change it. • Since we have to have 3-5 open questions, and there is 5 of us so just come up with a question from your topic and that will be a lot easier. • Please review and correct if you see errors and delete this page before turning in. • Hope I did everything correct and I am off to pretty soon labor!! Good luck!!
  7. 7. Verbal Rituals • when the speak it is very implicit/indirect. • they have very long and “rich” contextualized sentences that are only understood with the correct body language. • When speaking they stand very close together, unless speaking with a woman. • From an outsiders point of view the way they77
  8. 8. Nonverbal Rituals • Being angry, lack of personal hygiene, eye contact, frustration, or bad eye contact mean your “unwelcoming” to others. • In the business world negative gestures cause a great discomfort for customers. • If smiles, eye contact, and assertive body language is displayed people feel like they are88
  9. 9. Greeting Rituals • Men shake hands with men. • If uncertain to shake hands with a woman, wait for a woman to extend their hand. • When you walk in a room greet the oldest person first • When saying goodbye you must say bye to everyone individually. 9
  10. 10. The correct way to address someone • . Indians revere titles such as Professor, Doctor and Engineer. . Status is determined by age, university degree, caste and profession. . If someone does not have a professional title, use the honorific title "Sir" or "Madam". . Titles are used with the person's name or the surname, depending upon the person's name. • Wait to be invited before using someone's first name without the title. 10
  11. 11. The Gender Roles 11 Adapting to others who are different from you can be both interesting and challenging. Intercultural communication competence is described as, “ The ability to adapt one’s behavior toward another person in ways that are appropriate to other persons culture” (Beebe et al., 2010). Learning the main gender roles in Bangladesh , would you easily adapt to this culture?
  12. 12. Children  In Bangladesh about 55 million people live in poverty. Parents greatly influence children to participate in labor. Therefore, kids are found to be working an average of 48 hours a week in hazardous environments which include industries (Hossain ,2010).  Following orders is expected, commands must be obeyed as a sign of respect for both girls and boys (Nimbark, 2001).  Daughters are to help their mothers with the household. Therefore, females stop attending school earlier than males. As for Boys, they have more latitude for movement outside the household ( Nimbark, 2001). 12
  13. 13. Women 13  In Bangladesh women are dependent on men throughout their whole lives from fathers, to husbands, and even sons.  Women are expected to get married between ages fifteen and twenty. They are always expected to please their husbands desires (SIGI, 2011).  The Constitution affirms gender equality, but state legislation and institutions often ignore women's rights. Furthermore women and young girls are more disadvantaged than men in their access to education, health care, and financial assets (SIGI, 2011).  Women have no protection against violence which is quite common. Especially sexual harassment, assaults, and rapes. Acid attacks are common and are usually caused by revenge due to rejection. Also, after the husband returns tired from a long day at work (Hossain, 2010).  Women are allowed to speak only when spoken to and are never seen in public events. Their lives revolve around their husbands, children, cooking, cattle feeding, and processing rice (SIGI, 2011).
  14. 14. Men• In Bangladesh men are the main wage earners and decision makers. Therefore, fathers decide who their children marry (Maloney& Aziz, 2001). • Men are expected to marry at around twenty-five or older. Some men who are comfortable economically have two or more wife's indicating he can support more than one wife (Maloney& Aziz, 2001). • Men’s work is agriculture such as: office tending, business matters, and shopping. With exceptions such as weeding which is only done by poor, tribal, or old women(Maloney & Aziz, 2001). • Men handle all the money (Hossain, 2010). • Men beat their wife’s if she speaks to other males, or doesn’t respect her parents in law (Maloney& Aziz, 2001). 14
  15. 15. In Conclusion, Bangladesh has a lot of interesting information that a lot of the people do not know about. • The main points were presented by: • • Geography of Bangladesh (By Mariya Roata) • Bangladesh Nonverbal use of Clothing (formal and informal) (By …) • Bangladesh Rituals (verbal and nonverbal traditions) (By Kasey Murrey ) • Bangladesh Gender Roles (By Yelena Mikshanskaya) • Bangladesh Religion (By …) • The goal of the presentation was…
  16. 16. Questions • 1. What are the 3 major (biggest) rivers in Bangladesh? • • 2. What order do you say goodbye to people in Bangladesh? • • 3. What are some major differences between gender roles in Bangladesh and America? • • 4. • • 5.
  17. 17. References • South Asia: Bangladesh. (n.d.). The World Factbook. Retrieved October 21, 2011, from factbook/geos/bg.html • Walker, B. (n.d.). Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 21, 2011, from • April. (2011, Apr 14). Culture of bangladesh - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family. Retrieved from • Cultural information - bangladesh. (n.d.). Retrieved from • Silence. (2005). Bangladesh - culture, customs, language and etiquette. Retrieved from etiquette/bangladesh.html
  18. 18. References  Hossain , M. H. (2010). Child labour:trends and features . Retrieved from  Nimbark, A. (2001). Bangladesh. In R. Marlow-Ferguson (Ed.), World Education Encyclopedia (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 98- 102). Detroit: Gale. Retrieved from %7CCX3409700026&v=2.1&u=tacoma_comm&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w  SIGI (Social Institutions And Gender Index) (2011), Gender equality and social institutions in Bangladesh . Retrieved from  NLM (A service of the U.S National Institutes of health) (2011), Gender and sexuality among men and women in Bangladesh. Retrieved from  Ashraful Aziz, A. A., & Clarence Maloney, C. M. (2001). Life stages, gender and fertility in Bangladesh. (pp. 74-80). International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh. Retrieved from stages gender and fertility in Bangladesh, Monograph No 3.pdf  Beebe, S. A., Beebe, S. J., & Ivy, D. K. (2010). The Blue Book of Communication Studies (TCC Custom Edition ed. , pp. 161). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 18