9780520224735

Veiled Sentiments

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520224735

  • ISBN10:

    0520224736

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2000
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

A beautifully-written--almost poetic--ethnography of the Bedouins in Egypt as well as a study of gender relations through analysis of their oral lyric poetry.

Author Biography

Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies at New York University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xi
Acknowledgments xxxi
A Note on Transcriptions xxxv
Guest and Daughter
1(38)
The Community
1(8)
Fieldwork
9(15)
Poetry and Sentiment
24(15)
PART ONE The Ideology of Bedouin Social Life
Identity in Relationship
39(39)
Asl: The Blood of Ancestry
41(8)
Garaba: The Blood of Relationship
49(10)
Maternal Ties and a Common Life
59(6)
Identification and Sharing
65(5)
Identity in a Changing World
70(8)
Honor and the Virtues of Autonomy
78(40)
Autonomy and Hierarchy
78(3)
The Family Model of Hierarchy
81(4)
Honor: The Moral Basis of Hierarchy
85(14)
Limits on Power
99(4)
Hasham: Honor of the Weak
103(15)
Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality
118(53)
Gender Ideology and Hierarchy
118(1)
The Social Value of Male and Female
119(5)
The ``Natural'' Bases of Female Moral Inferiority
124(10)
Red Belts and Black Veils: The Symbolism of Gender and Sexuality
134(9)
Sexuality and the Social Order
143(9)
Hasham Reconsidered: Deference and the Denial of Sexuality
152(7)
The Meaning of Veiling
159(12)
PART TWO Discourses on Sentiment
The Poetry of Personal Life
171(15)
On Poetry in Context
171(6)
The Poetry of Self and Sentiment
177(9)
Honor and Poetic Vulnerability
186(22)
Discourses on Loss
186(1)
Matters of Pride
187(10)
Responding to Death
197(7)
The Discourse of Honor
204(4)
Modesty and the Poetry of Love
208(25)
Discourses on Love
208(1)
Star-Crossed Lovers
209(6)
An Arranged Marriage
215(7)
Marriage, Divorce, and Polygyny
222(11)
Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment
233(28)
The Social Contexts of Discourse
234(4)
Protective Veils of Form
238(2)
The Meaning of Poetry
240(8)
The Politics of Sentiment
248(7)
Ideology and Experience
255(6)
Appendix: Formulas and Themes of the Ghinnawa 261(12)
Notes 273(24)
Bibliography 297(12)
Index 309

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