Identity and Invasion
By (author) Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey
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Afghan Women by Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey
Book DescriptionThrough years of Taliban oppression, during the US-led invasion and the current insurgency, women in Afghanistan have played a hugely symbolic role. This book looks at how women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within Afghanistan and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Looking at issues from violence under the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth in the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets behind the media hype and presents a vibrant and diverse picture of these women's lives. The future of women's rights in Afghanistan, she argues, depends not only on overcoming local male domination, but also on challenging imperial domination and blurring the growing divide between the West and the Muslim world. Ultimately, these global dynamics may pose a greater threat to the freedom and autonomy of women in Afghanistan and throughout the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842778562
(216mm x 135mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey
Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran, Hardback (April 2012)
Examines women's movement in Iran and their role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion to the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences on the lives of women in Iran.
Women, Work and Islamism, Paperback (March 2011)
Previously published under the author's pen name, Maryam Poya, this work explores Islamism in practice and looks at the influence of state, economy and religion on women in Iran.
Iran's Influence, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey
Offers an analysis of the role that Iran plays in regional and global politics. This book provides a perspective on one of the Middle East's most controversial and mis-understood countries. It presents not only an introduction to the country, but also the ideas to help the reader understand the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey
Elaheh Rostami-Povey is a lecturer in development studies at SOAS, University of London. Her research focuses on gender issues in Iran and Afghanistan. She is the author of Women, Work and Islamism: Ideology and Resistance in Iran (1999), which was published under her pen name Maryam Poya. This book was then translated into Farsi and published in Iran in 2001 under her own name.
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