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. First published in , Lila Abu-Lughod’sVeiled Sentimentshas become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late s and early 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: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)

Part One of the book explores Bedouin culture so that the poetry can be examined in context. Maybe I should read it again. Scroll down to read more about our top 10 most adopted books, and click …. Oct 09, John rated it it was ok Recommended to John by: And in the first chapter of method-explanation, Abu Lughod does use that certain–often obnoxious–bank of anthropological vocabulary that tends to make me roll my eyes. The book give you the chance to get a closer understandment of the Bedouin society.

University of California Pr Amazon. Those who speak of their sadness or romantic love draw shame on themselves, but if they recite poetry along these themes, they elicit empathy or sympathy.

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

If you have ever wanted a deeper understanding of the Bedouins or the Muslim practice of veiling, you should read this. A popular work among undergraduate anthropology students, and for good reason.

Chapter 2, Identity in Abu-ulghod. The latter half of the book–and very emotionally compelling–deals with how the Bedouins say what they cannot say via their poetry: It wasn’t my cup of tea, and I read it for a class, but if you’re interested in the subject matter definitely pick up a copy. The more financially independent a man aabu-lughod, the more wives he can have.


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

For anyone interested in: What are individuals symbolizing about themselves through expression of these non-virtuous sentiments? The writing is narrative, as it tells a story about the people she lived with, and it seems that she uses this ethnography as a way to transfer Bedouin stories to a larger audience. View the Lesson Plans. Chapter 7, Modesty and the Poetry of Love. Mar 21, Danielle rated it it was amazing.

It is a bit romantic. Return to Book Page. Ghinnawa poetry allows Bedouins to express their feelings in a traditional, condoned way senriments breaking the code of honor. She is the author of Writing Women’s Worlds: This admission is also honest and refreshing to a reader who may not have thought in those terms.

The Blood of Ancestry Garaba: This uneasiness about rereading is a problem that many anthropologists must feel in retrospect, so it is helpful that she touches on this before the reader moves into the ethnography.

To ask other readers questions about Veiled Sentimentsplease sign up. Mar 29, Lani rated it really liked it Shelves: Great book that veied amazing insights into the Bedouin world – one I didn’t know existed before I read Veiled Sentiments.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.


Senhiments Karen McCarthy Brown’s “Mama Lola”, it contains reflexive anthropology, as the ethnographer is both friend and observer of her interlocutors. I read through it almost not quite but almost as one does through fiction.

Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Sep 01, Jamie is rated it really liked it Recommends it for: My eyebrows did raise in irritiation during the first chapter. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Sep 06, Jackie Cook rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. Chapter 5, The Poetry of Personal Life. Beat some of the points to death, but overall it wasn’t a bad read. She obtained her PhD from Harvard University in Amina rated it really liked it Jul 02, Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins’ identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships. This was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

What begins as a puzzle about veilev single poetic genre becomes a viled on the politics of sentiment and the relationship between ideology and human experience. Are you looking for new titles for your Introduction abi-lughod Cultural Anthropology courses? Order our Veiled Sentiments: Part Two of the book discusses ghinnawa poetry, the poetry of everyday interactions.