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The Resource The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg

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

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The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
Title
The underground girls of Kabul
Title remainder
in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
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Jenny Nordberg
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eng
Summary
An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. Expanding on her widely read New York Times article "Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live the Part," in which she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh (literally "dressed up like a boy" in Dari), the practice of disguising and raising young girls as boys, Jenny Nordberg constructs a powerful and moving account of the long-standing tradition that has enabled many girls to counter the challenges they face in a deeply segregated society where they have almost no rights. Through extensive in-depth reporting and first-person interviews, Nordberg offers a fascinating, almost fairy-tale-like look at how girls can be willed into looking, behaving, and acting as boys, why mothers would ask that of their daughters, and what ultimately happens when some girls do not want to rescind the prerogatives that go along with living as boys, and later as men. Divided into four parts, following strong characters through childhood, puberty, married life, and childbirth, The Underground Girls of Kabul charts the entire life cycle of Afghan women and gets to the heart of how bacha posh has profoundly affected generations, not only in the greater historical and political context of Afghanistan but also what it means to women everywhere now
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TEFOD
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Nordberg, Jenny
Dewey number
305.309581
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LC call number
HQ1075.5.A3
LC item number
N67 2014ab
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other
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Read by Kirsten Potter
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Label
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min., 31 sec.))
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  • electronic
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9780804166324
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The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min., 31 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804166324
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(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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99d220b7-7256-49c8-9a81-25d2636fc8d5
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sound
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digital recording
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  • (OCoLC)890204218
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  • 1013111
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