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Land of the Unconquerable The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

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ISBN-10: 0520261860

ISBN-13: 9780520261860

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jennifer Heath, Ashraf Zahedi

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 359
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Jennifer Heathis editor ofThe Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics(UC Press) and author or editor of numerous other books. Ashraf Zahedi is a sociologist at the Beatrice Bean Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Perceptions and Realities
The Politics of Zan from Amanullah to Karzai: Lessons for Improving Afghan Women's Status
Between Covered and Covert: Traditions, Stereotypes, and Afghan Women's Agency
Centuries of Threat, Centuries of Resistance: The Lessons of Afghan Women's Resilience
Don't Say What, Who, and When, Say How: Community Development and Women
Afghanistan Blues: Seeing Beyond the Burqa on YouTube
A Woman's Place
Women's Political Presence: A Path to Promoting Gender Interests?
Voices of Parliamentarians: Four Women MPs Share Their Thoughts
Nothing Left to Lose: Women in Prison
Selling Sex in Afghanistan: Portraits of Sex Workers in Kabul
Between Choice and Force: Marriage Practices in Afghanistan
To Be Whole in Body and Mind
The Hidden War against Women: Health Care in Afghanistan
Challenges to Cripple the Spirit: A Midwife's Experiences
Women with Disabilities: Recollections from Across the Decades
A Question of Access: Women and Food Security
Psychological Impacts of War: Human Rights and Mental Health
Making the Rubble Bloom
Mending Afghanistan Stitch by Stitch: How Traditional Crafts and Social Organization Advance Afghan Women
Rural Women's Livelihood: Their Position in the Agrarian Economy
Chadari Politics: Translating Perceptions into Policy and Practice
When the Picture Does Not Fit the Frame: Engaging Afghan Men in Women's Empowerment
�Don't Eclipse My Happy New Moon�
Empowering Women through Education: Recipe for Success
From Both Sides of the Mic: Women and the Media
Painting Their Way into the Public World: Women and the Visual Arts
A Hidden Discourse: Afghanistan's Women Poets
Epilogue: Great Expectations
Hopes and Dreams: Interviews with Young Afghans
Selected Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index