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Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Robert Hefner

Abstract

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective chapters, scholars, humanitarian workers, politicians, and journalists—most with extended experience inside Afghanistan—examine the realities of life for women in both urban and rural settings. They address topics including food security, sex work, health, marriage, education, poetry, politics, prisoners, and community development. Eschewing stereotypes about the burqa, the chapters focus instead on women's empowerment and agency, and their strugg ... More

Keywords: Afghan women, community development, food security, sex work, health, marriage, education, poetry, politics, prisoners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780520078352
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520078352.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Hefner, editor

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