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Crafting Masculine SelvesCulture, War, and Psychodynamics in Afghanistan$
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Andrea Chiovenda

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190073558

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190073558.001.0001

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Historical and Ethnographic Background

Historical and Ethnographic Background

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(p.31) 1 Historical and Ethnographic Background
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Crafting Masculine Selves
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Andrea Chiovenda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190073558.003.0002

This chapter sets the historical and ethnographic stage for a better comprehension of the subsequent chapters. It includes an overview of the recent history of Afghanistan and the run-up to the 2001 occupation of the country by Western coalition troops, as well as an introduction to the fieldsite in southeast Afghanistan, and to the ethnic group—the Pashtuns—that the protagonists in the book belong to. The chapter also presents an elaboration on the theme of culturalism, the misleading explanatory template that takes “culture” as the major (and often only) criterion to explain sociopolitical dynamics and personal behavior.

Keywords:   Afghanistan, Pashtun, war, civil war, mujaheddin, Taliban, Soviet occupation, culture talk, 9/11

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