Tareq investigates a situation where corporate international trade agreements, a new neoliberal state regime, and a growing textile market have enabled the establishment of a new class of Muslim female workers in the city of Dhaka. Based on the ethnographic experience gathered over 15 months of fieldwork in a garment factory and among the garment workers of Dhaka, Bangladesh, he sets out to represent why people in this system do the things they do, imagining the industrial scene in Dhaka as a total system and analysing how this was historically constituted, transformed, maintained, and reproduced over time.