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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

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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
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Jenny Nordberg
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In search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
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eng
Summary
An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. Expanding on her widely read New York Times article "Afghan boys are prized, so girls live the part, " in which she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh (literally "dressed up like a boy" in Dari), the practice of disguising and raising young girls as boys, Jenny Nordberg constructs a powerful and moving account of the long-standing tradition that has enabled many girls to counter the challenges they face in a deeply segregated society where they have almost no rights. Through extensive in-depth reporting and first-person interviews, Nordberg offers a fascinating, almost fairy-tale-like look at how girls can be willed into looking, behaving, and acting as boys, why mothers would ask that of their daughters, and what ultimately happens when some girls do not want to rescind the prerogatives that go along with living as boys, and later as men. Divided into four parts, following strong characters through childhood, puberty, married life, and childbirth, The Underground Girls of Kabul charts the entire life cycle of Afghan women and gets to the heart of how bacha posh has profoundly affected generations, not only in the greater historical and political context of Afghanistan but also what it means to women everywhere now
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PLAYA
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Nordberg, Jenny
Dewey number
305.309581
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LC call number
HQ1075.5.A3
LC item number
N67 2014d
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Read by Kirsten Potter
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  • Potter, Kirsten
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  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Women
  • Girls
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The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
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1570354
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3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Unabridged.
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1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.)
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direct electronic
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9781467676359
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30436
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  • (Sirsi) 1570354
  • (OCoLC)870934319
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Label
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan, Jenny Nordberg
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
  • Title from Playaway label
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Random House LLC
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1570354
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781467676359
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
30436
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u543163
  • (Sirsi) 1570354
  • (OCoLC)870934319
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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