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Overview

Even though the people of Afghanistan have in general suffered under the rule of the Taliban, women live especially difficult lives, enduring terrible hardships. They are 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 Talibans are included.

Author Biography: Rosemarie Skaine, a sociologist in Cedar Falls, Iowa, also wrote Power and Gender: Issues in Sexual Dominance and Harassment (1996, $49.95), Women at War: Gender Issues of Americans in Combat (1999, $28.50), and Women College Basketball Coaches (2001, $28.50).

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Editorial Reviews

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Current events have brought the status of women in Afghanistan to the attention of Americans, making this title a timely addition to high school and college libraries. It is well organized, detailing Afghan women's roles in pre-Taliban society, Islam, and Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The text, however, is composed primarily of quotations from various sources, and it lacks the seamless quality of a well-thought-out reference. The author has not condensed the material for the reader, showing the editorial haste to bring this book to press while the issues were still current. Nonetheless Skaine's book is an acceptable resource on a popular topic. One outstanding portion of the book that offsets many of its flaws is a chapter of first-person interviews from female refugees from Afghanistan. Rich and informative, it illustrates the complexity of female oppression in this country. Afghanistan's own women, from every economic and educational background, enumerate the issues causing their present plight. They note the interference of the Taliban but also that of the Russians and the Pakistani and describe the tribal conflicts within their borders. Their suggestions for reform are insightful, and their fortitude remarkable. For older students with an interest or assignment in this area, Skaine's book provides ample fodder for discussion and investigation. Glossary. Index. Maps. Charts. Biblio. Source Notes. Chronology. Appendix. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult and Young Adult). 2001, McFarland, 198p. PLB
— Caitlin Augusta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786410903
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has also written Women Political Leaders in Africa (2008), Female Suicide Bombers (2006), Female Genital Mutilation (2005), The Cuban Family (2004), Paternity and American Law (2003), Women College Basketball Coaches (2001), Women at War (1999) and Power and Gender (1996).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Tables
Preface 1
Introduction 3
1 Modern Political and Social Roles of Afghan Women 13
2 Women's Roles in Islam 34
3 Afghan Women, Contemporary Wars and Geopolitical Forces 45
4 Afghan Women Under the Rule of the Taliban 61
5 Profiles of Afghan Women 86
6 Hope for the Future 124
App. A Selected Organizations That Provide Information on Afghanistan 149
App. B Notes from the 2000 Conference for Women of Afghanistan 152
App. C Some of the Restrictions and Decrees Imposed by the Taliban 156
Glossary 161
Notes 163
Bibliography 181
Index 189
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