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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Oct 09, John rated it it was ok Recommended to John by: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society from Amazon. Amina rated it really liked it Jul 02, Desjarlais Limited preview – It was unnecessary, but perahps a hazard of the field.

Marriages are arranged by sentimments to retain and enhance honor.

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

Other editions – View all Veiled Sentiments: I anticipated a dry, highly academic analysis of a people group. View a FREE sample. Want to Read saving…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The poems are velied, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Read more from the Study Guide. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Supporting many dependents signals respect and honor.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Summary & Study Guide

Maybe I should read it again. The latter half of the book–and very emotionally compelling–deals with how the Bedouins say what they cannot say via their poetry: Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Nov 13, Cass rated it really liked it. Bedouin Stories California, and editor of Remaking Women: Nov 13, Rachel Terry rated it really liked it Shelves: Honor of the Weak Four: Like Karen McCarthy Brown’s “Mama Lola”, it contains reflexive anthropology, as the ethnographer is both friend and observer of her interlocutors.

Independence is another important aspect of Bedouin culture. Abu-Lughod is critical of herself and her methodologies, which is crucial for any researcher. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Some books extend discussions, others launch them. Books Digital Products Journals.

Erik rated it really liked it Aug 21, veilfd She likewise uses overly pretentious words where more modest ones would not only suffice, but would probably better match Abu-Lughod’s rich, insightful narrative cows need not graze ‘desultorily’, however factual that may be. These are topics that are not sanctioned for everyday talk.


On This year I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various other junctures in human history.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chapter 6, Honor and Poetic Vulnerability. What abu-lughid individuals symbolizing about themselves through expression of these non-virtuous sentiments? My eyebrows did raise in irritiation during the first chapter.

Jun 25, Vashti Puls rated it really liked it. Therefore, ghinnawa poetry provides an outlet for the Bedouins to show human frailties and still abu-lughor by their code of honor.

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