Writing Women's Worlds Bedouin Stories

ISBN-10: 0520256514
ISBN-13: 9780520256514
Edition: 15th 2008
Authors: Lila Abu-Lughod
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Description: For over a decade beginning in 1978, Lila Abu-Lughod lived, on and off, in the small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt. She witnessed striking changes, both cultural and economic, and she recorded the stories of the women. This edition is  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

For over a decade beginning in 1978, Lila Abu-Lughod lived, on and off, in the small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt. She witnessed striking changes, both cultural and economic, and she recorded the stories of the women. This edition is updated with a new preface by the author. She argues for the special urgency in today's polarized world of using knowledge of the particular lives of others to counter general images of "the Muslim woman" and to bring nuance and substance to feminist debates about culture and rights.

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.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Keeping the Names Straight
Introduction
Patrilineality
Polygyny
Reproduction
Patrilateral Parallel-Cousin Marriage
Honor and Shame
Transcriptions of Arabic Poems and Songs
Bibliography

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