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Politics of Protection : Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan (Hardcover) (Torunn Wimpelmann)

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Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Politics of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy. 
Number of Pages: 244.0
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Torunn Wimpelmann
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2017
TCIN: 52026439
UPC: 9780520293182
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-7568

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