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. First published in , Lila Abu-Lughod’sVeiled Sentimentshas become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late s and early 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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This section contains words approx. Nov 13, Cass rated it really liked it.
I don’t want to be one of those White Western Feminists who looks down on other societies, but page after page on female subservience to men does get a little exhausting after a while. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Veiled Sentiments: It’s been quite awhile since I read it, abu-llughod I do remember that the topic is the book’s saving grace.
Cara rated it really liked it Nov 20, This is indicative of a transformation from classical aabu-lughod modern anthropology, in which the researcher works retrospectively rather than prospectively. An interesting and well-written insight into another culture. References to this book Fieldwork in Educational Settings: View the Study Pack. Like Karen McCarthy Brown’s “Mama Lola”, it contains reflexive anthropology, sentuments the ethnographer is both friend and observer of her interlocutors.
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My eyebrows did raise in irritiation during the first chapter. First off I loved this book.
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But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry an 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.
Sam Fishel rated it liked it Dec 28, Chapter 6, Honor and Poetic Vulnerability.
This was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Lists with This Book.
The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Women and children are dependent on men, but they can assert themselves in small ways, even if only by offering their submission willingly.
This is one of the latter. Feb 25, Jayme rated it really liked it Shelves: May 25, Colin added it. Acknowledgments A Note on Transcriptions One: Oct 09, John rated it it was ok Recommended to John by: I couldn’t finish this book. Books by Lila Abu-Lughod. I really enjoyed reading this for my first anthropology course. The Blood of Ancestry Garaba: A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. Feminists who view Islam as a religion oppressive of women should read this for an alternative perspective that comes from the heart of Muslim women themselves.
Abu-Lughod is critical of herself and her methodologies, which is crucial for any researcher. The most fascinating segment of this ethnography is the discussion of Veilled men and women’s use of spoken poetr A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason.
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