Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842778562 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842778555 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Afghan Women

Identity and Invasion

Elaheh Rostami-Povey

Afghan Women

Elaheh Rostami-Povey

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176 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2007  
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842778562 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842778555 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
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, 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.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
Glossary & Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. Resistance and Struggle under the Taliban
3. Under Invasion
4. Exile and Identity
5. Challenging Domination
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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