Abu-Lughod, Lila. Writing women’s worlds: Bedouin stories

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Title: Writing women’s worlds: Bedouin stories

Published By: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. xxiv, 266 p.: ill.

By line: Lila Abu-Lughod

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Libyan Bedouin (MT09)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cultural identity and pride (186); Music (533); Verbal arts (5310); Marriage (580); Family (590); Kin relationships (602); Texts translated into english (902);

Abstract: 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 Number: 13

Document ID: mt09-013

Document Type: .

Language: English


Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266) and index

Field Date: 1978-1989

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 1998

Coverage Date: 1978-1989

Coverage Place: Western Desert, Egypt

LCSH: Bedouins


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