First published in , Lila Abu-Lughod’sVeiled Sentimentshas become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late s and early 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. 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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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide

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A beautiful, descriptive, and insightful ethnography. There is a certain excitement here, as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. Acknowledgments A Note on Transcriptions One: The poems are haunting, the sentimebts of emotional life vivid.

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)

The analysis seems to explain behaviors and norms witnessed elsewhere in Egypt and indeed other parts of the Middle East. This is a beautiful book and will totally change your understanding of the veiling practices of certain cultures. Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? May 17, Joann rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Search of Respect: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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

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. This study guide contains the following sections: Abu Lughod field work was clearly not carried out from a “superior” stance; she sympathized with her subjects and dealt with them as equal human beings rather than esntiments specimen or cultures.

This allows them lughid be honorable in their position in life. And in the first chapter of method-explanation, Abu Lughod does use that certain–often obnoxious–bank of anthropological vocabulary that tends to make me roll my eyes.

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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Honor of the Weak Four: Sam Fishel rated it liked it Dec 28, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Fieldwork in Educational Settings: I anticipated a dry, highly academic analysis of a people group.

Maybe I should read it again.

It is a bit romantic. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The book lughodd you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society. I don’t want to be one of those White Western Feminists who looks down on other societies, but page after page on female subservience to men does get a little exhausting after a while.

Yet a second mode of communication far more true and expressive was found in their little songs or poems. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Lila Au Lughood is so good at just presenting what happens or her observations.