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Taliban NarrativesThe Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict$
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Thomas Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190840600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190840600.001.0001

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An Overview of Taliban and Other Afghan Insurgent Stories and an Assessment of their Master Narratives

An Overview of Taliban and Other Afghan Insurgent Stories and an Assessment of their Master Narratives

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(p.15) 2 An Overview of Taliban and Other Afghan Insurgent Stories and an Assessment of their Master Narratives
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Taliban Narratives
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Thomas H. Johnson

Matthew DuPee

Wali Shaaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0002

This chapter introduces the reader to the Master Narratives of the Taliban or those key themes that drive their narratives and associated stories. Specifically, the chapter focuses on the background of Taliban IO and its key themes or elements – religious concepts, cultural concepts, and political concepts. Each of these themes are discussed relative to their Afghan cultural significance and target audiences.

Keywords:   Insurgent Propaganda, Mohammad Omar, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Key Elements of Taliban Narratives, Taliban Narratives and Targets (Figure 2.1), Shaheed or Martyrdom, Pashtunwali, Taliban IO Leaflet (Figure 2.2)

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