9780520256514

Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520256514

  • ISBN10:

    0520256514

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/7/2008
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Lila Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt. She explores how the telling of stories of everyday life challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women.

Author Biography

Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface to the Fifteenth Anniversary Editionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xxv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxiii
Keeping the Names Straightp. xxxvii
Introductionp. 1
Patrilinealityp. 45
Polygynyp. 87
Reproductionp. 127
Patrilateral Parallel-Cousin Marriagep. 167
Honor and Shamep. 205
Transcriptions of Arabic Poems and Songsp. 243
Bibliographyp. 257
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