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Afghani Women's Resistance: Their Struggle for Autonomy under the Soviet Occupation and Taliban Rule

Abstract The American-led 'war on terror' affected how media outlets and some contemporary literature addressed and stereotyped Islam. One of the most common stereotypes regarded the status of women in society. The constant images of oppressed Afghani women generated a wave of negativity toward Islam. Afghani women were portrayed as passive characters during the Taliban rule awaiting liberation from the west. Defending their rights became one of the moral justifications for waging the 'war on terror' after the tragedy of 9/11. Gender politics in Afghanistan is closely tied to the regime in power. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the social and cultural transformation of society that followed also directly affected women... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Rezai, Shabnam Fatima (Author) / Gallab, Abdullahi (Advisor) / Ali, Souad (Advisor) / Kefeli, Agnes (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Regional studies / Women's studies / Afghani Women / Education in Afghanistan / Hijab / Soviet Occupation / Taliban and women / Women in Islam
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 126 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Religious Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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