Veiled Sentiments Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

ISBN-10: 0520224736

ISBN-13: 9780520224735

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Lila Abu-Lughod
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Description: 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. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of a system of social hierarchy. 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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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Ahmad H. Sa'di is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has published widely on political, social, and economic aspects of the lives of Palestinians in Israel.Lila Abu-Lughod is professor of anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University. Her books include Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society, Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories, and Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transcriptions
Guest and Daughter
The Community
Fieldwork
Poetry and Sentiment
Identity in Relationship
Asl: The Blood of Ancestry
Garaba: The Blood of Relationship
Maternal Ties and a Common Life
Identification and Sharing
Identity in a Changing World
Honor and the Virtues of Autonomy
Autonomy and Hierarchy
The Family Model of Hierarchy
Honor: The Moral Basis of Hierarchy
Limits on Power
Hasham: Honor of the Weak
Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality
Gender Ideology and Hierarchy
The Social Value of Male and Female
The "Natural" Bases of Female Moral Inferiority
Red Belts and Black Veils: The Symbolism of Gender and Sexuality
Sexuality and the Social Order
Hasham Reconsidered: Deference and the Denial of Sexuality
The Meaning of Veiling
The Poetry of Personal Life
On Poetry in Context
The Poetry of Self and Sentiment
Honor and Poetic Vulnerability
Discourses on Loss
Matters of Pride
Responding to Death
The Discourse of Honor
Modesty and the Poetry of Love
Discourses on Love
Star-Crossed Lovers
An Arranged Marriage
Marriage, Divorce, and Polygyny
Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment
The Social Contexts of Discourse
Protective Veils of Form
The Meaning of Poetry
The Politics of Sentiment
Ideology and Experience
Formulas and Themes of the Ghinnawa
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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