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Title   Afghan Women Identity & Invasion 

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Author   ROSTAMI-POVEY E  ISBN   9781842778562  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Zed Books  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Politics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2007 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2007 
Subject   Gender studies: women 
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Synopsis Through years of Taliban oppression, during the US-led invasion and the current insurgency, women in Afghanistan have played a hugely symbolic role. This book looks at how women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within Afghanistan and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Looking at issues from violence under the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth in the opium economy, Elaheh Rostami-Povey gets behind the media hype and presents a vibrant and diverse picture of these women's lives. The future of women's rights in Afghanistan, she argues, depends not only on overcoming local male domination, but also on challenging imperial domination and blurring the growing divide between the West and the Muslim world. Ultimately, these global dynamics may pose a greater threat to the freedom and autonomy of women in Afghanistan and throughout the world.

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