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Contested terrain : reflections with Afghan women leaders

Author: Sally Kitch
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contending with the complex dynamics of a society both undergoing and resisting change, Basel and Afghani speak candidly - and critically - of international intervention, the oppression of women, patriarchal Afghan culture, and the climate among Afghan women that limits change ... Strongly rooted in feminist theory and supported by interdisciplinary historical and geopolitical analysis, Contested Terrain sheds new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Kitch
ISBN: 9780252038709 0252038703 9780252080272 0252080270
OCLC Number: 876370955
Description: 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Working for women in "postconflict" Afghanistan --
Two strong voices: the making of women leaders in Afghanistan --
Constructing women's rights in Afghanistan --
The basics of change --
The political is personal --
Afghan marriage practices --
Marriage hits home --
Addressing Afghanistan's problems --
Fast-forward --
Future prospects --
Afterword: the clock is ticking, 2014.
Responsibility: Sally L. Kitch.

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Explores the crisis in contemporary Afghan women's lives by focusing on two remarkable Afghan professional women working on behalf of their Afghan sisters.  Read more...

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"Kitch writes beautifully and in a very engaging manner that draws the reader into the story she is telling. Jamila and Marzia come across as thoughtful and compelling women of great integrity who Read more...

 
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