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Under the drones : modern lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderlands

Author: Shahzad Bashir; Robert D Crews
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Western media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan paints a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shahzad Bashir; Robert D Crews
ISBN: 9780674065611 0674065611
OCLC Number: 758383658
Description: 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Political Struggles over the Afghan-Pakistani Borderlands / Amin Tarzi --
The Transformation of the Afghan-Pakistan Border / Gilles Dorronsoro --
Religious Revivalism across the Durand Line / Sana Haroon --
Taliban, Real and Imagined / James Caron --
Quandaries of the Afghan Nation / Shah Mahmoud Hanifi --
How Tribal are the Taliban? / Thomas Ruttig --
Ethnic Minorities in Search of Political Consolidation / Lutz Rzehak --
Red Mosque / Faisal Devji --
Madrasa Statistics Don't Support the Myth / Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja --
Will Sufi Islam save Pakistan? / Farzana Shaikh --
The Politics of Pashtun and Punjabi Truck Decoration / Jamal J. Elias --
The Afghan Mediascape / Nushin Arbabzadah --
Women and the Drug Trade in Afghanistan / Fariba Nawa.
Responsibility: edited by Shahzad Bashir, Robert D. Crews.

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The 13 essays in this volume (each by a specialist) seek to shed light on a society that, while stereotyped as monolithically savage and medieval, is actually bewilderingly complex as it adapts to Read more...

 
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