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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She talks about how the Awlad ‘Ali this particular Bedouin tribe find expressions of longing, setniments, dependance, concern and affection to be inappropriate and un-Bedouin-like.
The writing is narrative, as it tells a story about the people she lived with, and it seems that she uses this ethnography as a way to transfer Bedouin stories to a larger audience.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Happy World Anthropology Day! 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. On This year I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various other junctures in human history.
Scroll down to read more about our top 10 most adopted books, and click …. Nothing has been as thought-provoking as I remember Lila Abu-Lughod’s book being when I read it some 5 years ago. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional Account Options Sign in.
Fieldwork in Educational Settings: In truth, the second half of this book almost brought me to tears because of how well and how intimately Abu Lughod seentiments the vital role of poetry in a society that holds itself to such strict codes of honor and standards of behavior. Independence is another important aspect of Bedouin culture.
Very tight analysis linking kinship, ideology and oral narrative.
Paperbackpages. An interesting and well-written insight into another culture. A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. This uneasiness about rereading is a problem that many anthropologists must feel in retrospect, so it is helpful that she touches on this before the reader moves into the ethnography.
The main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love. That notwithstanding, Abu-lughood Lughod chose to focus first on the concepts of honor, propriety and autonomy in Bedouin society and she does this wonderfully and with a clear affection for the people she lived with and asked questions of.
Lila Abu-Lughod is Joseph L. Bedouin Stories California, and editor of Remaking Women: University of California Press- Social Science – pages.
The author lived with the Awlad ‘Ali Bedouin tribe for two years, while she was working on anthropology graduate work. Maybe I should read it again. 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.
Sep 06, Jackie Cook rated it liked it. The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society. This is one of the latter. Published March 31st by University of California Press first published The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid.
Marriages are arranged by families to retain and enhance honor. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, where semtiments teaches anthropology and gender studies. Detailed, immediate, and superbly composed.
The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Mar 21, Danielle rated it it was amazing.
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. Jun 21, Maitha rated it liked it. I can’t deny that this book is well written, and I would call it a must-read for anyone who wants a female perspective on the Bedouin people, but I really couldn’t get into it.
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. Chapter 2, Identity in Relationships. Acknowledgments A Note on Transcriptions One: