The Women of Afghanistan under the Taliban / Edition 1

The Women of Afghanistan under the Taliban / Edition 1

by Rosemarie Skaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786410906

ISBN-13: 9780786410903

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Even though the people of Afghanistan in general suffered under the rule of the Taliban, women lived especially difficult lives, enduring terrible hardships. They were denied basic human rights, forced to wear veils and kept in seclusion. This work addresses the religion, revolution, and national identity of Afghan women and places them within their

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Even though the people of Afghanistan in general suffered under the rule of the Taliban, women lived especially difficult lives, enduring terrible hardships. They were denied basic human rights, forced to wear veils and kept in seclusion. This work addresses the religion, revolution, and national identity of Afghan women and places them within their gender-political and religious-political roles, thus elevating our understanding of their abuse, imprisonment and murder, and offering a basis for their rehabilitation. Powerful and moving interviews with Afghan women conducted and translated by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan are presented and a brief history of the struggle of the Afghan women and an overview of the conflict between the Afghans and the Taliban are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786410903
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Tables
Preface1
Introduction3
1Modern Political and Social Roles of Afghan Women13
2Women's Roles in Islam34
3Afghan Women, Contemporary Wars and Geopolitical Forces45
4Afghan Women Under the Rule of the Taliban61
5Profiles of Afghan Women86
6Hope for the Future124
App. ASelected Organizations That Provide Information on Afghanistan149
App. BNotes from the 2000 Conference for Women of Afghanistan152
App. CSome of the Restrictions and Decrees Imposed by the Taliban156
Glossary161
Notes163
Bibliography181
Index189

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