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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

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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. 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.

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"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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520224735
Author:
Abu-Lughod, Janet L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Abu-Lughod, Janet L.
Author:
Abu-Lughod, Lila
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Bedouins
Subject:
Honor
Subject:
Folk poetry, Arabic
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Bedouins -- Egypt -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Folk poetry, Arabic - Egypt -
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 74
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 black-and-white photographs, 1 map
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.02 lb

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