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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On This lughood I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various other junctures in human history. See and discover other items: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
In truth, the second half of this book almost brought me to tears because of how well and how intimately Abu Lughod describes the vital role of poetry in a society that holds itself to such strict codes of honor and standards of behavior. The poems are haunting, the evocation of abi life vivid. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)
Maybe I should read it again. View a FREE sample.
What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. She may not describe well the modern Bedouin woman as she has evolved over the past twenty-five years since publication of Veiled Sentiments, but vdiled thinking is timeless and important.
Great read allowing much insight into the customs of a foreign culture. To ask other readers questions about Veiled Sentimentsplease sign up. Fieldwork in Educational Settings: 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.
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Denise rated it liked it Aug 27, Can’t wait to read abj rest of Lila’s works. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Fascinating insight into another culture; can be tedious at times.
It was enlightening and thought-provoking. Share your thoughts with other customers. The main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love. Nov 13, Rachel Terry rated it really liked it Shelves: Start reading Veiled Sentiments: The effect of a marriage on an entire family is more important than the effect on an individual. May 17, Joann rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have ever wanted a deeper understanding of the Bedouins or the Muslim practice of veiling, you should read this.
I write thrillers and have a protagonist in Morocco and a Bedouin woman in Spain; I’d like the Bedouin to be a voice of Muslim feminism.
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. 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. She moves through the ethnography discussing the confidentiality of poetry e. No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid.
Books 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.
I was simply stunned at the quality of her writing and the flow of her prose. Abu Lughod discussed gender relation amongst Awlad Ali at length and the relationship between women and the families of their husbands and the society at large. I shouls have been poor there. 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.