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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.
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From the publisher. In the West, media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan is framed by military and political concerns, resulting in a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones looks beyond this limiting view to investigate real people on the ground, and to analyze the political, social, and economic forces that shape  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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