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Land of the unconquerable : the lives of contemporary Afghan women

Author: Jennifer Heath; Ashraf Zahedi
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, this book examines the realities of life for women in both urban and rural settings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Land of the unconquerable.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010039318
(OCoLC)664840173
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Heath; Ashraf Zahedi
ISBN: 9780520948990 0520948998
OCLC Number: 707094368
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 393 p.) : ill.
Contents: The politics of Zan from Amanullah to Karzai: lessons for improving Afghan women's status / Sbireen Khan Burki --
Between covered and covert: traditions, stereotypes, and Afghan women's agency / Margaret A. Mills --
Centuries of threat, centuries of resistance: the lessons of Afghan women's resilience / Anne E. Brodsky --
Don't say what, who, and when, say how: community development and women / Wahid Omar --
Afghanistan blues: seeing beyond the Burqa on Youtube / Dinah Zeiger --
"Women's political presence: a path to promoting gender interests? / Anna Larson --
Voices of parliamentarians: four women MPs share their thoughts / Massouda Jalal ... [et al.] --
Nothing left to lose: women in prison / Lizette Potgieter --
Selling sex in Afghanistan: portraits of sex workers in Kabul / Alisa Tang --
Between choice and force: marriage practices in Afghanistan / Deborah J. Smith --
The hidden war against women: health care in Afghanistan / Sima Samar --
Challenges to cripple the spirit: a midwife's experiences / Pamela Chandler --
Women with disabilities: recollections from across the decades / Mary Macmakin --
A question of access: women and food security / Elizabeth Stites --
Psychological impacts of war: human rights and mental health / Nahid Aziz --
Mending Afghanistan stitch by stitch: how traditional crafts and social organization advance Afghan women / Rachel Lehr --
Rural women's livelihood: their position in the agrarian economy / Jo Grace, Adam Pain --
Chadari politics: translating perceptions into policy and practice / Lina Abirafeh --
When the picture does not fit the frame: engaging afghan men in women's empowerment / Ashraf Zahedi --
Empowering women through education: recipe for success / Sakena Yacoobi --
From both sides of the mic: women and the media / Aunohita Mojumdar --
Painting their way into the public world: women and the visual arts / Lauryn Oates --
A hidden discourse: Afghanistan's women poets / Zuzanna Olszewska --
Hopes and dreams: interviews with young Afghans / Amina Kator.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi.

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