Sayed Asef Hossaini: Armed conflict and social changes in Afghanistan's rural communities

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November 30, 2012

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Teresa Koloma Beck, « Sayed Asef Hossaini: Armed conflict and social changes in Afghanistan's rural communities », Armed Conflict and the Everyday, ID : 10670/1.2h3erb


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In his presentation, Asef Hossaini discussed the transformation of rural elites among Afghans during the period of Soviet war, with a focus on the impact of the armed conflict on structures of traditional rule. At the beginning, however, he emphasised, that Afghanistan cannot be described as a "tribal society" in general, as in most places tribal structures have long lost their political significance, i.e. their role in organising communities. The only exception in this regard are the Pashtun...

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