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Land of the Unconquerable

Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780520261853
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948990 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001
Land of the Unconquerable

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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, politicians, and journalists—most with extended experience inside Afghanistan—examine the realities of life for women in both urban and rural settings. They address topics including food security, sex work, health, marriage, education, poetry, politics, prisoners, and community development. Eschewing stereotypes about the burqa, the contributors focus instead on women's empowerment and agency, and their struggles for peace and justice in the face of a brutal ongoing war. A fuller picture of Afghanistan's women past and present emerges, leading to social policy suggestions and pragmatic solutions for a peaceful future.

Keywords: Afghan women; community development; food security; sex work; health; marriage; education; poetry; politics; prisoners

Book.  406 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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Introduction in Land of the Unconquerable

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Between Covered and Covert in Land of the Unconquerable

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Afghanistan Blues in Land of the Unconquerable

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Women's Political Presence in Land of the Unconquerable

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Voices of Parliamentarians in Land of the Unconquerable

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Nothing Left to Lose in Land of the Unconquerable

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Selling Sex in Afghanistan in Land of the Unconquerable

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