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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Writing women's worlds: Bedouin stories
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley: University of California Press. 1993. xxiv, 266
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Libyan Bedouin (MT09)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Verbal arts (5310);
Kin relationships (602);
Texts translated into english (902);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 1998
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Western Desert, Egypt
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings