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The Resource Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society, Lila Abu-Lughod

Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society, Lila Abu-Lughod

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Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society
Title
Veiled sentiments
Title remainder
honor and poetry in a Bedouin society
Statement of responsibility
Lila Abu-Lughod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, 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 Abu-Lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning - for all involved - of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers. --
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Abu-Lughod, Lila
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bedouins
  • Folk poetry, Arabic
  • Bedouins
  • Honor
  • Sex customs
  • Women, Bedouin
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Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society, Lila Abu-Lughod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945719089
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Thirtieth anniversary edition with a new afterword
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9780520292499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)945719089
Label
Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society, Lila Abu-Lughod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945719089
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Thirtieth anniversary edition with a new afterword
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9780520292499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)945719089

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