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The Resource Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni

Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni

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Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS
Title
Guest house for young widows
Title remainder
among the women of ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Azadeh Moaveni
Title variation
Among the women of ISIS
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment and social justice, and calls to aid the plight of fellow Muslims in Syria, thousands of women emigrated from the United States and Europe, Russia and Central Asia, from across North Africa and the rest of the Middle East to join the Islamic State. These were the educated daughters of diplomats, trainee doctors, teenagers with straight-A averages, as well as working-class drifters and desolate housewives, and they set up makeshift clinics and schools for the Islamic homeland they envisioned. Guest House for Young Widows charts the different ways women were recruited, inspired, or compelled to join the militants. Emma from Hamburg, Sharmeena and three high school friends from London, Nour, a religious dropout from Tunis: all found rebellion or community in political Islam and fell prey to sophisticated propaganda that promised them a cosmopolitan adventure and a chance to forge an ideal Islamic community where they could live devoutly without fear of stigma or repression. It wasn't long before the militants exposed themselves as little more than violent criminals, more obsessed with power than the tenets of Islam, and the women of ISIS were stripped of any agency, perpetually widowed and remarried, and ultimately trapped in a brutal, lawless society. The fall of the caliphate only brought new challenges to women no state wanted to reclaim. Moaveni's exquisite sensitivity and rigorous reporting makes these forgotten women indelible and illuminates the turbulent politics that set them on their paths
Summary
An intimate account of the women who made the choice to leave their lives behind to join a peaceful Islamic state documents how university students and career women found themselves trapped within the violence of a brutal caliphate
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10805593
Cataloging source
SALS
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1976-
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Moaveni, Azadeh
Dewey number
306.883
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • IS (Organization)
  • IS (Organization)
  • Women
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Women
  • Women journalists
  • Widows
  • Middle East
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
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among the women of ISIS
Label
Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: between seasons -- pt. 1. Inheritance of thorns -- pt. 2. Gone girls -- pt. 3. Over and out -- pt. 4. Citizens of the abode of Islam -- pt. 5. Love, mourn, repeat -- Epilogue : among the dissemblers
Control code
000066142986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781925849608
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019037329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096468743
Label
Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: between seasons -- pt. 1. Inheritance of thorns -- pt. 2. Gone girls -- pt. 3. Over and out -- pt. 4. Citizens of the abode of Islam -- pt. 5. Love, mourn, repeat -- Epilogue : among the dissemblers
Control code
000066142986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781925849608
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019037329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096468743

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