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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


Selling Sex in Afghanistan: Portraits of Sex Workers in Kabul

Alisa Tang

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/9780520261853.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter portrays women and girls forced by poverty into sex work in Kabul, and notes that even whole families can be involved. The cases of Aisha and Samira are specifically described. Aisha was ... 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


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


Hopes and Dreams: Interviews with Young Afghans

Amina Kator

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/9780520261853.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reports the interviews with young Afghans in the summer of 2009, namely Narges Mansury, Bichi Omidi, Razia Azizi, Gulham Asada, Bashir Said, Lamba Otmani, Nahid Sultan, Hasan Otmani, and ... More


Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage An Exceptional Case?

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter reports several aspects of archaeological, legal, ethical, and political debates of Afghanistan's cultural heritage. It starts by summarizing Afghanistan's intriguing history. It also ... More


From Pre-industrial to Industrial Kabul: The Bazaars and the Manufactories

Marcus Schadl

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Kabul bazaars, the centers of trading and pre-industrial production, were strung out along the town's main thoroughfares. They formed the spine, where the city's public and economic life ... More


Responsibility Unveiled: Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul

Dean J. Franco

in Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explains how Tony Kushner's play Homebody/Kabul is a dramatic exploration of the ethics of cross-cultural recognition and responsibility. The play notably broaches an ethics about ... More


Zainab Herawi: Finding Acclaim in the Conservative Islamic Culture of Afghanistan

Veronica Doubleday

in Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with the life and career of Zainab Herawi. She began her singing career as a child apprentice in the Herat region of Afghanistan in the 1940s, within the context of a class-based ... More


Centre–Periphery Relations in Afghanistan

Nazif Shahrani

in Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the politics of the Afghan government in aiming to establish its political rule throughout the country. It reveals particular techniques of physical violence and subjugation ... More


A Book History of Mountstuart Elphinstone’s: An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Mountstuart Elphinstone's "An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul" (AKC) from a book history perspective. The general concerns are the para-narrative elements of the text, ... More


The Discovery of Afghanistan in the Era of Imperialism: George Forster, Mountstuart Elphinstone, and Charles Masson

Senzil Nawid

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

The establishment of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal in the late eighteenth century, whose chief goal was to introduce the civilizations of Eastern societies to the West, encouraged a series of ... More


‘Maximum Leader’: Hamid Karzai, India, and the Kabul Durbar

Avinash Paliwal

in My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190685829
eISBN:
9780190872564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685829.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

A key challenge to India’s Afghanistan policy after 9/11 was to balance relations with the newly appointed president Hamid Karzai, and his mainstream political opponents (including former United ... More


U.S. Correspondents in Afghanistan

Katherine A. Brown

in Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190879402
eISBN:
9780190879440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879402.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the correspondents in Afghanistan who report for U.S. news agencies, most of whom are Americans. It reflects the views of more than a dozen news professionals who reported for ... More


The Gulf Rivals’ Eastward March

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

As de facto ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah aided the Taliban, a hard line Islamic fundamentalist party in Afghanistan, created by Pakistan in 1994 during the civil war. Assisted by Islamabad and ... More


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