Julie Billaud

Jun 10, 2015

Kabul Carnival

Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan

University of Pennsylvania Press 2015

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Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) by Julie Billaud is a fascinating account of women and the state and ongoing 'reconstruction' projects in post-war Afghanistan. The book moves through places such as gender empowerment training programmes and women's dormitories, and analyses such topics as the law and veiling in public. Subtle and engaging, Kabul Carnival is a rare and much needed anthropological insight into women's lives in Afghanistan.

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