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Veiled Sentiments: Honor & Poetry in a Bedouin Society

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Publisher Comments:

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. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. 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. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the relationship between ideology and human experience.

[Note: This 1987 edition is now out of stock. A New Updated Edition is now available.]

Synopsis:

"A truly extraordinary book—beautifully and modestly written, remarkably insightful, consistently compelling."—Edward Said, author of Out of Place: A Memoir

About the Author

Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories (California, 1993) and editor of Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East (1998).

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A NOTE ON TRANSCRIPTIONS

One: Guest and Daughter

PART ONE: THE IDEOLOGY OF BEDOUIN SOCIAL LIFE

Two: Identity in Relationship

Three: Honor and the Virtues of Autonomy

Four: Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality

PART TWO: DISCOURSES ON SENTIMENT

Five: The Poetry of Personal Life

Six: Honor and Poetic Vulnerability

Seven: Modesty and the Poetry of Love

Eight: Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment

APPENDIX: FORMULAS AND THEMES OF THE GHINNAWA

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520063273
Subtitle:
Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
Author:
Abu Lughod, Lila
Author:
Abu-Lughod, Lila
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Bedouins
Subject:
Arabic poetry
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
317
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .75 in 16 oz

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