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

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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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 their lives.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780674065611 0674065611 9780674064768 0674064763
OCLC Number: 840442113
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Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction / Bashir, Shahzad ; Crews, Robert D. --
1. Political Struggles over the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands / Tarzi, Amin --
2. The Transformation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border / Dorronsoro, Gilles --
3. Religious Revivalism across the Durand Line / Haroon, Sana --
4. Taliban, Real and Imagined / Caron, James --
5. Quandaries of the Afghan Nation / Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud --
6. How Tribal Are the Taliban? / Ruttig, Thomas --
7. Ethnic Minorities in Search of Political Consolidation / Rzehak, Lutz --
8. Red Mosque / Devji, Faisal --
9. Madrasa Statistics Don't Support the Myth / Andrabi, Tahir ; Das, Jishnu ; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz --
10. Will Sufi Islam Save Pakistan? / Shaikh, Farzana --
11. The Politics of Pashtun and Punjabi Truck Decoration / Elias, Jamal J. --
12. The Afghan Mediascape / Arbabzadah, Nushin --
13. Women and the Drug Trade in Afghanistan / Nawa, Fariba --
Epilogue / Bashir, Shahzad ; Crews, Robert D. --
Notes --
Recommended Readings --
Contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Shahzad Bashir, Robert D. Crews.
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