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Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in War and Crisis collects an array of original essays that highlight the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women--their dreams and nightmares and their daily struggles--in times of tremendous social upheaval. Analyzing both how Muslim women have been represented and how they represent themselves, the authors draw ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by University of Texas Press (first published May 1st 2010)
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Hamid Akbary
This book has two chapters on Afghan women. The authors of the chapters on Afghanistan attempt to make generalizations about the entire female population of the country. Their sources of data do not suffice to explain in what situation all Afghan women live in and how the war legacies have been affecting them since the 1970s. Though, if one is interested in reading about how gendered cultural norms, which suppress Afghan women, were imported from the refugee camps in Pakistan, s/he should read c ...more
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