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. First published in , Lila Abu-Lughod’sVeiled Sentimentshas become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late s and early 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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Paperbackpages. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment sentiemnts the complexity of culture.

Ghinnawa poetry allows Bedouins to express their feelings in a traditional, condoned way without breaking the code of honor. There is also a large emphasis on honor, both individual and especially family.

University of California Press- Social Science – pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chapter 3, Honor and the Virtues of Autonomy. Kiana Smith rated it it was amazing Jun 09, 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 sentimenst.

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

Being half-Arab she was given, perhaps, more leeway and access than–say–a white western male might have that being a large number of anthropologists. The most fascinating segment of this ethnography is the discussion of Bedouin men sentimwnts women’s use of spoken poetr A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. This is one of the latter. View the Lesson Plans.


The writing is narrative, as it tells a story about the people she lived with, and it seems that she veilsd this ethnography as a way to transfer Bedouin stories to a larger audience.

Lila Abu-Lughod is Joseph L. Some books extend discussions, others launch them.

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

Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins’ identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships. Bedouin Stories California, and editor of Remaking Women: Abu-Lughod is critical of herself and her methodologies, which is crucial for any researcher. It not only made me more interested in the field of study, but I feel more open-minded and understanding in my own life.

A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason. I can’t deny that this book is well written, and I would call it a must-read for anyone who wants a female perspective on the Bedouin people, but I really couldn’t get into it. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional Nov 13, Cass rated vriled really liked it.

This year I’ve read a lot about “honour” in ancient Rome, and at various velled junctures in human history.

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

Mar 29, Lani rated it really liked it Shelves: May 17, Joann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, is beautiful.


I shouls have been poor there. Had to read for anthropology class. The main themes of ghinnawa poetry are sadness, longing, and romantic love.

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society – Lila Abu-Lughod – Google Books

Chapter 8, Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment. Cara rated it really liked it Nov 20, My eyebrows did raise in irritiation during the first chapter.

Even though I’m sure the differences between modern Bedouins and ancient Middle Easterners is vast, I felt like I was reading an ethnography of Old Testament people, which was very helpful and interesting. Jun 30, Brad rated it really sentimenrs it Shelves: Abu-Lughod then moves into the body of her ethnography with grace. A specialist of the Arab world, her seven books, most based on long term ethnographic sentoments, cover topics from sentiment and poetry to nationalism and media, from gender politics to the politics of memory This is indicative of a transformation from classical to modern anthropology, in which the researcher works retrospectively rather than prospectively.