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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Nordberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy") is a third kind of child -- a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, expands her account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. Profiles include Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents' attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America's longest war. Divided into four parts, the book follows those born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth. The Underground Girls of Kabul charts their dramatic life cycles, while examining our own history and the parallels to subversive actions of people who live under oppression everywhere
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nordberg, Jenny
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.A3
LC item number
N67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male impersonators
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Afghanistan
  • Gender identity
  • Girls
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Male impersonators
  • Sex role
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Afghanistan
  • Könsidentitet
  • Könsroller
  • Kvinnor
  • Flickor
Label
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boys : The rebel mother ; The foreigner ; The chosen one ; The son maker ; The politician ; The underground girls ; The naughty one -- Youth : The tomboy ; The candidate ; The Pashtun Tea Party ; The future bride ; The sisterhood -- Men : The bodyguard ; The romantic ; The driver ; The warrior ; The refusers ; The goddess ; Zoroastrianism across the globe -- Fathers : The defeated ; The castoff ; The wife ; The father -- Epilogue: One of the boys
Control code
851420427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 350 pages
Isbn
9780307952493
Lccn
2014000295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)851420427
Label
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boys : The rebel mother ; The foreigner ; The chosen one ; The son maker ; The politician ; The underground girls ; The naughty one -- Youth : The tomboy ; The candidate ; The Pashtun Tea Party ; The future bride ; The sisterhood -- Men : The bodyguard ; The romantic ; The driver ; The warrior ; The refusers ; The goddess ; Zoroastrianism across the globe -- Fathers : The defeated ; The castoff ; The wife ; The father -- Epilogue: One of the boys
Control code
851420427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 350 pages
Isbn
9780307952493
Lccn
2014000295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)851420427

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