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Introduction

Jennifer Heath

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The United States and its allies launched an assault against Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 in retaliation for the attacks of 9/11, and removed the Taliban from power. The U.S.-led invasion tends to ... More


Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, scholars, humanitarian workers, ... More


Centuries of Threat, Centuries of Resistance: The Lessons of Afghan Women's Resilience

Anne E. Brodsky

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reveals the mettle of Afghan women as poets, rulers, educators, politicians, revolutionaries, female Mujahedin, and in daily life. Afghan women have faced seemingly endless threats to ... More


Chadari Politics: Translating Perceptions into Policy and Practice

Lina Abirafeh

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the popular perceptions of Afghan women, investigating the book covers with chadari images to better understand how Afghan women are represented in popular media. Afghanistan is ... More


Afghanistan: The Litmus Test for the Hillary Doctrine

Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl

in The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164924
eISBN:
9780231539104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164924.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the plight of Afghan women to evaluate the promise of the Hillary Doctrine. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan undoubtedly altered the course of Afghan women's lives, opening up ... More


Psychological Impacts of War: Human Rights and Mental Health

Nahid Aziz

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the tragic degeneration of women's mental health, a consequence of chronic human rights violations. The process of addressing the mental health of the Afghans, particularly ... More


Stories and Statecraft: Why Counting on Apathy Might Not Be Enough

Sujatha Fernandes

in Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618049
eISBN:
9780190618087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Culture

This chapter is focused on the uses of curated stories in cultural diplomacy as a soft power strategy to absorb and defuse antiwar sentiment among women in Afghanistan and the Western women who read ... More


Empowering Women through Education: Recipe for Success

Sakena Yacoobi

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the struggle of Afghan women to meet the demands of education. The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) initially provided education and health services to Afghan refugee women ... More


From Both Sides of the Mic: Women and the Media

Aunohita Mojumdar

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how media have burgeoned in Afghanistan since 2001, what this means for women, and how women have contributed—sometimes with their lives—to the effort. The role of media is ... More


Escaping Conflict: Afghan Women in Transit

Asha Hans

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter investigates Afghan women's flight and temporary sanctuary. It argues that women have fled more than one political regime in Afghanistan but that under the Taliban, women's space is all ... More


Working for Women in “Postconflict” Afghanistan

Sally L. Kitch

in Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about the Ohio State University conference on November 17, 2005. The conference began with sessions that addressed what the leaders in the room thought ... More


The Politics of Zan From Amanullah to Karzai: Lessons for Improving Afghan Women's Status

Shireen Khan Burki

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the frustrating and dangerous maze of Afghanistan's official gender policies starting in 1919, when ideas of equality were introduced, and suggests how future attempts to raise ... More


Afghanistan Blues: Seeing Beyond the Burqa on You Tube

Dinah Zeiger

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The new media provided Afghan women with a means of circumventing mainstream mass media to directly address a worldwide audience. Burqa-clad women pose a problem for Western viewers because of the ... More


Mending Afghanistan Stitch by Stitch: How Traditional Crafts and Social Organization Advance Afghan Women

Rachel Lehr

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the history of Rubia, a grassroots embroidery project whose model of sustainability was founded on competitive market awareness and economic returns. All the work produced in ... More


Between Covered and Covert: Traditions, Stereotypes, and Afghan Women's Agency

Margaret A. Mills

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter links the female trickster in Afghan oral tradition to women's agency with stories that are “weapons of the weak.” It specifically investigates the examples from women's personal ... More


Don't Say What, Who, and When, Say How: Community Development and Women

Wahid Omar

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests that there are ways of understanding the Afghan people other than through a Western filter, to examine how Afghans perceive events or approach a social moment and the ... More


Painting Their Way into the Public World: Women and the Visual Arts

Lauryn Oates

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reports young female artists learning modernist painting, not unheard of in Afghanistan but not expected either, particularly from women. The first Women's Arts and Modern Painting ... More


Addressing Afghanistan’s Problems

Sally L. Kitch

in Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter assesses the significance of the obstacles Marzia and Jamila identified in 2010 and 2011, which included criticisms of Afghan women leaders and the fear that their limitations would keep ... More


Future Prospects

Sally L. Kitch

in Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter interprets contemporary analyses of Afghanistan's future by mainstream political observers, historians, economists, and other “experts” through the perspectives of women's rights ... More


Women with Disabilities: Recollections from Across the Decades

Mary MacMakin

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how Afghan women have coped across the decades with physical disabilities, most of which today are the result of war and land mines, and starts by presenting an overview of ... More


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