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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Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, is beautiful.

Chapter 2, Identity in Relationships. The latter half of the book–and very emotionally compelling–deals with how the Bedouins say what they cannot say via their poetry: 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 lughodd hopes for love, relationships, sexuality and gender ideology.

Abu Lughod attitude, intelligence, training and tremendous analystical ability helped her in developing great insight and understanding of this fascinating culture.

Updated Edition With a New Seniments 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 veilled and young men express personal feelings.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Abu Lughod analysis of concepts such as “hishma” was truly incisive and shed a great deal of light on the nature of modesty between women and men and amongst men and women. Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins’ identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships. Supporting many dependents signals respect and honor. Other editions – View all Veiled Sentiments: Mar 09, Dianeo Omari rated it it was amazing.


Bedouin culture and their way of expressing themselves was engrossing, and I enjoyed learning more. Specifically, she intended to show that sentiments can actually symbolize values and that expression of these sentiments by individuals contributes to representations of the self, representations that are tied to morality, which in turn is ultimately tied to politics in its broadest sense. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)

This study guide contains the following sections: Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction to Cultural Anthropology courses? Sep 01, Jamie is rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment. Customers who bought this lughid also bought.

There is also a large emphasis on honor, both individual and especially family. Explore the Home Gift Guide. References to this book Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Please try again later. Books Digital Products Journals. Sabra rated it really liked it Sentimnets 12, It was unnecessary, but perahps a hazard of the field.

Jun 21, Maitha rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chapter 4, Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality. Happy World Anthropology Day! Denise rated it liked it Aug 27, An outstanding anthropological ethnography of the Bedouin of the Egyptian desert, as well as an unusually skillful analysis of gender and social structure as it is expressed through women’s poetic discourse.


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

Chapter 5, The Poetry of Personal Life. I was simply stunned at the quality of her writing and the flow of her prose. See all 24 reviews. Follow Zbu on Facebook. 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.

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society 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 viled moves into the ethnography. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Being half-Arab she was given, perhaps, more leeway and access than–say–a white western male might have that being a large number of anthropologists.

luyhod This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms. Detailed, immediate, and superbly composed. Bedouin culture demands that individuals keep their feelings to themselves and not show weaknesses or sentiments. Bedouin Stories California, and editor of Remaking Women: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Sam Fishel rated it liked it Dec 28, An interesting and well-written insight into another culture.