Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 3(2), pp. 85 - 94
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2015.030203
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Post Disasters Social Pathology in Bangladesh: A Case Study on AILA Affected Areas


Md. Abul Kalam Azad 1,*, Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan 2
1 Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

Bangladesh is experiencing with frequent natural disasters due to her unique geographical characteristics. In this regard the aim of the study is to examine how a natural catastrophe creates social pathologies or social crises in the society and to identify the major causes of social pathology by employing qualitative and quantitative approach. Although there is no concrete definition of social pathology, it can be defined as disruptions in normal social life and social chaos that replaces social order. Multiple socio-economic factors i. e. prevalence of saline water, fewer job opportunities, lack of education, migration of male member, are responsible for social diseases or social pathologies such as crime, poverty, corruption, unemployment, sex crime and gender based violence. Artificial saline water intrusion by political elites and losses of economic productivity are the basic reasons for creating social anomies or disorders in coastal Bangladesh. Thus, the people living in coastal areas are experiencing several problems including physical illness, health problem, food crisis, and breaking down the family life where women and children are subjects in most inhuman situation and they are becoming more vulnerable. Balanced social structure through establishing comprehensive sectoral development and risk reduction process could manage minimum life sustaining requirements of the poor and disadvantaged people which it also could ensure social harmony and solidarity in post disaster period.

KEYWORDS
Social Pathology, Occupation Change, Politics of Salinity Intrusion, Crime, Sex Crime

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Md. Abul Kalam Azad , Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan , "Post Disasters Social Pathology in Bangladesh: A Case Study on AILA Affected Areas," Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 85 - 94, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2015.030203.

(b). APA Format:
Md. Abul Kalam Azad , Mohammed Moniruzzaman Khan (2015). Post Disasters Social Pathology in Bangladesh: A Case Study on AILA Affected Areas. Sociology and Anthropology, 3(2), 85 - 94. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2015.030203.