ABU-LUGHOD VEILED SENTIMENTS PDF

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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Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, where she teaches anthropology and gender studies.

Let us help you choose. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society. 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. It was unnecessary, but perahps a hazard of the field.

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sentimengs And in the sentimenst chapter of method-explanation, Abu Lughod does use that certain–often obnoxious–bank of anthropological vocabulary that tends to make me roll my eyes. Open Preview See a Problem? Identity in Relationship Asl: Account Options Sign in.

Very good ethnography and one of the few that is pleasant to read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Kiana Smith rated it it was amazing Jun 09, She speaks to how sexuality is considered highly dangerous, because it can evoke these inappropriate emotions and it is abu-ulghod to disrupt the proper heirarchies and relationships between elder and younger, kin and non-kin, man and woman.

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Therefore, ghinnawa poetry provides an outlet for the Bedouins to show human frailties and still abide by their code of honor.

First off I loved this book. Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction to Cultural Anthropology courses? Some books extend discussions, others launch them. She lived with the tribe as an adopted daughter for two years between and The most fascinating segment of this ethnography is the discussion of Bedouin men and women’s use of spoken poetry to cope with their disappointments and high hopes for love, relationships, sexuality and gender ideology. My eyebrows did raise in irritiation during the first chapter.

It was enlightening and thought-provoking.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Veiled Sentiments: Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Maybe I should read it again. Refresh and try again. 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. This somewhat drastic change of plans although her new topic embodied elements of social interaction as well portrays an ethnographic strength: Sabra rated it really liked it Jul 12, This year I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various other junctures in human history.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide

A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. May 25, Colin added it.

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What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. I couldn’t finish this book. Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, sfntiments beautiful.

Chapter 6, Honor and Poetic Vulnerability. The most fascinating segment of this ethnography is the discussion of Bedouin men and women’s use of spoken poetr A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason.

Nothing has been as thought-provoking as I remember Lila Abu-Lughod’s book being when I read it some 5 years ago. Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East 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.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society by Lila Abu-Lughod

There is not as much on poetry here as a literary critic might like to see — indeed, I felt like I needed to seentiments something else on Arabic poetic traditions to understand not the points the author makes, but why she emphasizes them as veield does. Very tight analysis linking kinship, ideology and oral narrative. If you are an Arabic speaker, you have the added bonus of seeing the poems both in the English translation, and also in a transliteration of the original, which I greatly appreciated.

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