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Author Ahsan, Sonia (Anthropologist), author.

Title Pious peripheries : runaway women in post-Taliban Afghanistan / Sonia Ahsan-Titmizi
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
Contents The shelter -- Portraits of pain -- Poetic risk -- Taliban's women -- Pedagogies of womanhood -- Subject of honor
Summary "Women in Afghanistan have few resources once they are marked as promiscuous, licentious, or shameless, which can happen for reasons that have little to do with sex or sexuality. Based on 24-months of fieldwork at a women's shelter in Kabul, Sonia Ahsan provides readers with a social and textual ethnography of the category of sexual promiscuity in Afghanistan. This is the first ethnography of Pashtun women written by a Pashtun woman"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 27, 2021)
Subject Muslim women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Promiscuity -- Afghanistan
Runaway women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Women -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Women -- Afghanistan -- Conduct of life
Women, Pushtun -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Muslim women -- Social conditions
Women -- Conduct of life
Women -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Women, Pushtun -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020037304
ISBN 1503614727