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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Veiled Sentiments by Lila Abu-Lughod – Paperback – University of California Press

During the late s and early s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings.


The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad ‘Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations.

The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers. Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction to Cultural Anthropology courses? Let us help you choose.

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Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, where she teaches anthropology and gender studies. Acknowledgments A Note on Transcriptions One: Identity in Relationship Asl: The Blood of Ancestry Garaba: Honor of the Weak Four: Books Digital Products Journals.


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Detailed, immediate, and superbly composed. Some books extend discussions, others launch them. This is one of the latter.