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The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan / Jenny Nordberg.

Nordberg, Jenny (Author).

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Summary:

An award-winning foreign correspondent reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 958.1047 NOR 2015 (Text) 33892100671289 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/16/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307952509
  • ISBN: 0307952509
  • Physical Description: xi, 366 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part One: Boys. The rebel mother; The foreigner; The chosen one; The son maker; The politician; The underground girls; The naughty one -- Part Two: Youth. The tomboy; The candidate; The Pashtun tea party; The future bride; The sisterhood -- Part Three: Men. The bodyguard; The romantic; The driver; The warrior; The refusers; The goddess -- Part Four: Fathers. The defeated; The castoff; The wife; The father.
Summary, etc.:
An award-winning foreign correspondent reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
Subject: Gender identity > Afghanistan.
Sex role > Afghanistan.
Male impersonators > Afghanistan.
Women > Afghanistan > Social conditions
Girls > Afghanistan > Social conditions.
Gender identity
Girls > Social conditions.
Male impersonators.
Sex role
Women > Social conditions
Afghanistan
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