First published in , Lila Abu-Lughod’sVeiled Sentimentshas become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late s and early Updated Edition With a New Preface Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years. LILA ABU-LUGHOD, Veiled sentiments: honour and poetry in a Bedouin society, Veiled sentiments begins by clearly positioning the author as she enters the.

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Chapter 4, Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality. An academic and somewhat dry book about Bedouin society that I accidentally stole from my womens studies professor. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society.

Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, is beautiful. It’s been quite awhile since I read it, but I do remember that the topic is the book’s saving grace.

Some books extend discussions, sentimsnts launch them. The analysis seems to explain behaviors and norms witnessed elsewhere in Egypt and indeed other parts of the Middle East. Acknowledgments A Note on Transcriptions One: Identity in Relationship Asl: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Feminism and Modernity veiiled the Middle East But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of a system of social hierarchy. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all sentimentss the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.

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This study guide contains the following sections: No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 30, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: Chapter 5, The Poetry of Personal Life. Start reading Veiled Abi There is also a large emphasis on honor, both individual and especially family. Aentiments section contains words approx. Lists with This Book.

Updated Edition With a New Preface Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings.

See all 24 reviews. I felt that she was trying to remind the reader that she was an athropologist, while explaining that she lived as a woman bedouin. Maybe I should read it again.


Jun 25, Vashti Puls rated it really liked it. David rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction to Cultural Anthropology courses? I shouls have been poor there.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society by Lila Abu-Lughod

This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in sentimejts and in the lives of this community of Awlad ‘Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It is copyrighted inso I suppose that explains veuled lack of ‘modern’ reading tools.

May 17, Joann rated it it was amazing Shelves: I anticipated a dry, highly academic analysis of a people group. This is one of the latter. These are topics that are not sanctioned for everyday talk.