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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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.
It was abu-llughod and thought-provoking. These are topics that are not sanctioned for everyday talk.
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)
She lived with the tribe as an adopted daughter for two years between and Refresh and try again. Identity in Relationship Asl: Marriages are arranged by families to retain and enhance honor.
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It is a bit romantic. I shouls have been poor there.
This was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The overarching theme is that poetry is used as a vehicle to express sentiments that are not necessarily talked about in the open; poetry is a particular discourse of how to express taboo. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sam Fishel rated it liked it Dec 28, Trivia About Veiled Sentiments Books by Lila Abu-Lughod.
Veiled Sentiments by Lila Abu-Lughod – Paperback – University of California Press
During the late s and early s, 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 main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love. References to this book Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Feb 25, Jayme rated it really liked it Shelves: Erik rated it really liked it Aug 21, sentikents User Review – Flag as inappropriate The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society.
Detailed, immediate, and superbly composed. On This year I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various other junctures in human history.
wbu-lughod Beat some of the points to death, but overall it wasn’t a bad read. Account Options Sign in. Bedouin culture and their way of expressing themselves was engrossing, and I enjoyed learning more. And in the first chapter of method-explanation, Abu Lughod does use that certain–often obnoxious–bank of anthropological voc First off I vei,ed this book. The first half of the book gives a cultural context and the last half places everyday ghinnawa poetry in that context.
Jun 25, Vashti Puls rated it really liked it. Thus, she changed the course of her research to instead focus on the use of poetry in personal expression and confidential communication.
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide
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.
If I had more time, I’d like to read more about the Bedouin society as they seem to be a fascinating people. This section contains words approx. This allows them to be honorable in their position in life. Can’t wait to read the rest of Lila’s works.
Chapter 1, Guest and Daughter. Abu-Lughod was flexible about what would be her specific research. But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry an 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. She obtained her PhD from Harvard University in Her overall diction and style of writing are informative and honest.
Read more from the Study Guide. Great book that offers amazing insights into the Bedouin world – one I didn’t know existed before I read Veiled Sentiments.