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 analysis seems to explain behaviors and norms witnessed elsewhere in Egypt and indeed other parts of the Middle East. Read more from the Study Guide.

A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason.

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

What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the relationship between ideology and human experience. I shouls have been poor there. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Veiled Sentiments: She is a seriously good writer. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society on your Kindle in under a minute. Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins’ identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. She also takes this time to express her discomfort in rereading her ethnography, particularly in the presentation of people in the book as subjects in a scientific project. Chapter 5, The Poetry of Personal Life. It was enlightening and thought-provoking.

It really makes me appreciate the people. University of California Press- Social Science – pages. Chapter 1, Guest and Daughter.

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

Those who speak of their sadness or romantic love draw shame on themselves, but if they recite poetry along these themes, they elicit empathy or sympathy.

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Mar 21, Danielle rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed reading this for my first anthropology course. Want to Read saving….

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Abu Lughod attitude, intelligence, training and tremendous analystical ability helped her in developing great insight and understanding of this fascinating culture.

Like Karen McCarthy Brown’s “Mama Lola”, it contains reflexive anthropology, as the ethnographer is both friend and observer of her interlocutors. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Honor of sentimentd Weak Four: Nov 13, Cass rated it really liked it. Sabra rated it really liked it Jul 12, Needed for my college class. University of California Pr Amazon. Great book that offers amazing insights into the Bedouin world – one I didn’t know existed before I read Veiled Sentiments.

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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Return to Book Page. Independence is another important aspect of Bedouin culture. Fascinating insight into another culture; can be tedious at times. It is copyrighted inso I suppose that explains the lack of ‘modern’ reading tools.

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

The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms. May 25, Colin added it.