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

I was not looking forward to this. Veiled Sentiments is the book she wrote on the lives and poetry of Awlad Ali. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. Published March 31st by University of California Press first published Read more Read less. If you have ever sentimentd a deeper understanding of the Bedouins or the Muslim practice of veiling, you should read this. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Abu-Lughod then moves into the body of her ethnography with grace.

What are individuals symbolizing about themselves through expression of these non-virtuous sentiments? Lila Abu-Lughod’s concentrated account of Bedouin life, from her semi-internal perspective, is beautiful. References to this velied Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Share your thoughts with other customers.

If I had more time, I’d like to read more about the Bedouin society as they seem to be a fascinating people. When I started to look into feminism in Islam, Abu-Luhod’s title caught my eye and I finally ordered the paperback after finding neither Kindle edition nor even a “Read inside”.


This is indicative of a transformation from classical to modern anthropology, in which the researcher sehtiments retrospectively rather than prospectively.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I shouls have been poor there. I liked it but the one thing that kept me hesitant throughout the book is that she wrote it without the Awlad Lkghod permission. This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms.

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Follow Us on Facebook. Abu Lughod analysis of concepts such as “hishma” was truly incisive and shed a great deal of light on the nature of modesty between women and men and amongst men and women. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An academic and somewhat dry book about Bedouin society that I accidentally stole from my womens studies professor.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Mar 29, Lani rated it really liked it Shelves: Chapter 4, Veuled, Gender, veiler Sexuality.

Can’t wait to read the rest of Lila’s works. Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction to Cultural Anthropology courses? Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East She speaks to how sexuality is considered highly dangerous, because it can evoke these inappropriate emotions and it is likely to disrupt the proper heirarchies and relationships between elder and younger, kin and sntiments, man and woman.


Write a customer review. Very tight analysis linking kinship, ideology and oral narrative. Taught me a lot about the Bedouin culture.

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

Some books extend discussions, others launch them. 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.

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

Chapter 8, Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment. Review “A valuable contribution in many areas, giving us new dimensions of nomadic and Arab culture, poetry, women, and gender roles and a fresh way of looking at the interrelatedness of the ideology and politics of sentiment. Thus, she changed the course of her research to instead focus on the use of poetry in personal expression and confidential communication.

Her overall diction and style of writing are informative and honest. Part Two of the book discusses ghinnawa poetry, the poetry of everyday interactions.