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The Boundaries of Afghans' Political Imagination : the Normative-Axiological Aspects of Afghan Tradition.

Author: Jolanta Sierakowska-Dyndo
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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In this book, The Boundaries of Afghans' Political Imagination, the author seeks an answer to the question of how tradition, specifically its normative-axiological aspects, shapes the political attitudes and actions of the Afghans. The author points to two different concepts of social order which are moulded by the Pashtunwali: on the one hand, a tribal code which is part of Pashto language tradition; and on the  Read more...
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Sierakowska-Dyndo, Jolanta.
Boundaries of Afghans' Political Imagination : The Normative-Axiological Aspects of Afghan Tradition.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jolanta Sierakowska-Dyndo
ISBN: 9781443865722 1443865729 1322070318 9781322070315
OCLC Number: 887508071
Language Note: English translation from the Polish.
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: The rules of transcription; introduction; part i --
ethical standards in the afghan world; chapter one --
pashtunwali; chapter two --
sufism; part ii --
patterns of social order; chapter three --
tribal social organization; chapter four --
the organization of the sufi brotherhoods ; part iii --
the boundaries of political imagination; chapter five --
the ideal of equilibrium in afghan customary law; chapter six --
circle and pyramid; chapter seven --
the taliban; bibliography; index of names and terms.

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