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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The lyghod are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Jul 24, Steven rated it it was amazing Recommends it sentinents Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. University of Au Press- Social Science – pages.

Open Preview See a Problem? I read through it almost not quite but almost as one does through fiction. This is indicative of a transformation from classical to modern anthropology, in which the researcher works retrospectively rather than prospectively.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Supporting many dependents signals respect and honor. 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 high hopes for love, relationships, sexuality and gender ideology. Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins’ identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships.

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Yet a second mode of communication far more true and expressive was found in their little songs or poems. I couldn’t finish this book. Account Options Sign in. Kiana Smith rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Published March 31st by University of California Press first published On the other hand, this is a model work of “humble anthropology”, which permits views into the ethnographer as well as the people she describes, but does so in a spirit of fair-play, rather than qbu self-indulgence.


This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms. Happy World Anthropology Day! This was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

Lists with This Book. Can’t wait to read the rest of Lila’s works.

Mar 09, Dianeo Omari rated it it was amazing. I shouls have been poor there. 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. Identity in Relationship Asl: See and discover other items: It really opens your eyes up to cultural relativism, and provokes thought on the purpose behind beliefs and practices of the Bedouin society in the veiledd of the deserts in Western Egypt.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Let us help you choose. Jun 21, Birgitte Bach rated it really liked it. Don’t have a Kindle? I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society.

Read more Read less. There is also a large emphasis on honor, sentimenrs individual and especially family. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture.


Read more from the Study Guide. Feminists who view Islam as a religion oppressive of women should read this for an alternative perspective that comes from the heart of Muslim women themselves. Amina rated it really liked it Jul 02, Read with an open mind. What are individuals symbolizing about themselves through expression lkghod these non-virtuous sentiments? Abu-Lughod was flexible about what would be her specific research.

She is a seriously good writer. These are topics that are not sanctioned for everyday talk. The main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love. Part One of the book explores Bedouin culture so that the poetry can be examined in context.

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

I really enjoyed reading this for my first anthropology course. Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, is beautiful. Sejtiments good ethnography and one of the few that is pleasant to read. I was simply stunned at the quality of her writing and the flow of her prose.

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