Writing women’s worlds: Bedouin stories
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. xxiv, 266 p.: ill.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1999. Computer File
Libyan Bedouin (MT09)
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Verbal arts (5310);
Kin relationships (602);
Texts translated into english (902);
In what she calls “writing against culture,” Abu-Lughod has written an ethnography that preserves the voice of the Bedouin women with whom she lived. She has transcribed hours of women’s conversations and organized the material around five major subjects: patrilineality, polygyny, reproduction, patrilateral parallel-cousin marriage, and honor and shame. In the last chapter, Abu-Lughod discusses an essay about Bedouin culture written by one of the first women of the tribe to receive a secondary education.
Document ID: mt09-013
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266) and index
Ian Skoggard; 1998
Western Desert, Egypt