Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.50
  • Save: $4.71 (16%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Under the Drones: Modern ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands Hardcover – April 16, 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$24.79
$21.43 $10.95

The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan by J. Kael Weston
America now, and how it is viewed in the world.
A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict. Learn more | See related books
$24.79 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands
  • +
  • Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare
Total price: $46.63
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

The subject of this volume requires no justification given the extraordinary global ramifications of political events in this area. The contributions assembled by the distinguished editors substantially advance understanding of ongoing wars and violence in this troubled region. They also bring to the discussion both a historical perspective and a human dimension that is simply invaluable. (Barbara Metcalf, author of Islamic Contestations: Essays on Muslims in India and Pakistan)

The 13 essays in this volume (each by a specialist) seek to shed light on a society that, while stereotyped as monolithically savage and medieval, is actually bewilderingly complex as it adapts to modern force. (Publishers Weekly 2012-03-02)

Under the Drones will not displace the notions that Western observers often associate with the Afghanistan–Pakistan region―mindless cruelty, female oppression, and a flourishing opium economy. But the book will help readers to make sense of the economic and social forces that motivate the actions of the borderlands' inhabitants and to understand that the local population is not an empty slate to be written upon by agents from the outside. (Karunesh Tuli ForeWord 2012-09-01)

Essential for readers who wish to understand more about this region...What emerges is an understanding that the issues afflicting this ancient land are far too complex to be settled by lobbing skyrockets at them. (David Stephens Inside Story 2013-03-01)

Most of the essays in this book--including noteworthy pieces by Sana Haroon, Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, and Faisal Devji--come across as challenges, intent on debunking popular myths...The experience of reading Under the Drones may, for many readers, be one of constantly losing their footing, as they realize that the assumptions on which their views are grounded have only tenuous bases in fact. It is a feeling that, over the past dozen years, U.S. military planners in the region will have come to know well. (Mohsin Hamid New York Review of Books 2013-05-23)

About the Author

Shahzad Bashir is Lysbeth Warren Anderson Professor in Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

Robert D. Crews is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University.

Amin Tarzi is the Director of Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University.

Faisal Devji is Reader in Indian History and Fellow of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.

Jamal J. Elias is Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands