Contested terrain: Reflections with Afghan women leaders

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Abstract

Sally L. Kitch explores the crisis in contemporary Afghan women's lives by focusing on two remarkable Afghan professional women working on behalf of their Afghan sisters. Kitch's compelling narrative follows the stories of Judge Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani from 2005 through 2013, providing an oft-ignored perspective on the personal and professional lives of Afghanistan's women. Contending with the complex dynamics of a society both undergoing and resisting change, Basel and Afghani speak candidly--and critically--of matters like international intervention and patriarchal Afghan culture, capturing the ways in which immense possibility alternates and vies with utter hopelessness. Strongly rooted in feminist theory and interdisciplinary historical and geopolitical analysis, Contested Terrain sheds new light on the struggle against the powerful forces that affect Afghan women's education, health, political participation, livelihoods, and quality of life. The book also suggests how a new dialogue might be started--in which women from across geopolitical boundaries might find common cause for change and rewrite their collective stories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages270
ISBN (Print)9780252096648, 9780252038709
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Contested terrain : Reflections with Afghan women leaders. / Kitch, Sally.

University of Illinois Press, 2014. 270 p.

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Kitch S. Contested terrain: Reflections with Afghan women leaders. University of Illinois Press, 2014. 270 p.
Kitch, Sally. / Contested terrain : Reflections with Afghan women leaders. University of Illinois Press, 2014. 270 p.
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