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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

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  • Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (University of California Press) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Janet L Abu-Lughod

    Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

    Trade paperback, University of California Press
    2000
    English
    Updated ed.
    317 pages

    ISBN: 0520224736
    ISBN-13: 9780520224735

    This updated edition is presented with a new Preface. Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. 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. What begins as a puzzle about a single ... Show more

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