Discussion Board 12 ANT 210

According to Abu-Lughod, how does the “religio-cultural explanation” about the social/political situation in Afghanistan differ from an approach that would explore the “history of the development of repressive regimes in the region and the U.S. role in this history” (2002, p. 784)? Give another example in which mainstream Western media outlets use the “religio-cultural explanation” in a way that ignores Western societies’ role and impact in a particular society or event.