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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Thus, she changed the course of her research to instead focus on the use of poetry in personal expression and confidential communication. Chapter 4, Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality.

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The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. It not only made me more interested in the field of study, but I feel more open-minded and understanding in my own life. Fascinating insight into another culture; can be tedious at times. 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 sentiiments ideology.

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

Jun 25, Vashti Puls rated it really liked it. Her observations about social customs and the traditions that underlie them is a marvelous read. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Abu-Lughod spent nearly two years embedded in a Bedouin village in Egypt, studying poetry and the community of women that made up such a large part of the social structure of the village.


If you are an Arabic speaker, you have the added bonus of seeing the poems both in the English translation, and also in a transliteration of the original, which I greatly appreciated.

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Independence is another important aspect of Bedouin culture. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. For anyone interested in: User Review – Flag as inappropriate The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society.

Abu Lughod attitude, intelligence, training and tremendous analystical ability helped her in developing great insight and understanding of this fascinating culture. Fieldwork in Luhhod Settings: A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. I shouls have been poor there. Jun 21, Birgitte Bach rated it really liked it.

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

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. What are individuals symbolizing about themselves through expression of these non-virtuous sentiments? Please try again later. The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society. See and discover other items: Honor of the Weak Four: This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms.

University of California Press; 2 edition January 2, Language: Lila Au Lughood is so good at just presenting what happens or her observations. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It really makes me appreciate the people. Bedouin culture and their way of expressing themselves was engrossing, and I enjoyed learning more.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Published Abh 31st by University of California Press first published There is not as much on poetry here as a literary critic might like to see — indeed, I felt like I needed to read something else on Arabic poetic traditions to understand not the points the author makes, but why she emphasizes them as she does.

See all 24 sentimnets. In truth, the second half of this book almost brought me to tears because of how well and how intimately Abu Lughod describes the vital role of poetry in a society that holds itself to luguod strict codes of honor and standards of behavior.

An important thesis of Abu Lughod is that the Awlad Ali people often communicated in very conservative and modest way directly through words; they only said what was senntiments and fitted the norms. The main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love. Trivia About Veiled Sentiments