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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


The Geopolitical Reinvention of the Holy War

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is about the exploitation of religion in Afghanistan for international political reasons.


‘Martial Music’: The Build-up, the Coup and the Aftermath, 1969–71

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter assesses Idi Amin's seizure of power, which was central both to his life story and to his image and myth. For most, including many Ugandans, the 1971 coup represents the key moment in ... More


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