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

The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg, (electronic resource)

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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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Language
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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Nordberg, Jenny
Dewey number
305.309581
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no index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.A3
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Social Science
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Male impersonators
  • Women
  • Girls
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The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780307952516
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(electronic bk.)
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e9dd5f7c-0b66-46f3-ba44-80a128e5e723
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EB00154520
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  • (OCoLC)869379294
  • (OCoLC)ocn869379294
  • 1013227
Label
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307952516
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
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e9dd5f7c-0b66-46f3-ba44-80a128e5e723
Publisher number
EB00154520
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869379294
  • (OCoLC)ocn869379294
  • 1013227

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