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Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City

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Publisher Comments:

Daughters of Tunis is an innovative ethnography that carefully weaves the words and intimate, personal stories of four Tunisian women and their families with a statistical analysis of womens survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing, industrializing Muslim nation. Delineating three distinct network strategies, Holmes-Eber demonstrates the “public” role of neighborhoods as informal social security systems, and the impact of womens education, class and migration on womens resources and networks. An engaging, warm, and oftentimes humorous portrait of Muslim womens responses to development, Daughters of Tunis is an exciting new approach to ethnography: merging the historically disparate methods of both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Students of anthropology as well as the general reader interested in Muslim women's lives will enjoy this study of four women and their families in the city of Tunis. Homes-Eber (anthropology, U. of Washington) introduces the volume with a broad-based discussion of issues concerning gender, culture, education, and society that affect Muslim women throughout the Middle East. She then turns to the specific ethnographic description and analysis of the four women of her study.
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Synopsis:

An innovative ethnography that uses the personal stories of four Tunisian women to explore womens experiences in a developing Muslim nation.

About the Author

Paula Holmes-Eber is a visiting scholar in Middle East Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University and was formerly an assistant professor in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught courses in peoples and cultures of the Islamic Middle East, gender and family in the Middle East, and women and development, among other courses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813339443
Author:
Holmes-eber, Paula
Publisher:
Westview Press
Author:
Holmes-Eber, Paula
Location:
Boulder, Colo.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Women in islam
Subject:
Muslim women
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Westview case studies in anthropology
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 9.5 oz

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