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Author Abu-Lughod, Lila.

Title Writing women's worlds : Bedouin stories / Lila Abu-Lughod
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1993]


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Description xxiii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Keeping the Names Straight -- 1. Patrilineality -- 2. Polygyny -- 3. Reproduction -- 4. Patrilateral Parallel-Cousin Marriage -- 5. Honor and Shame --Transcriptions of Arabic Poems and Songs
Summary The author draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt. She explores how the telling of stories of everyday life challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women
Analysis Arab women Social conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index
Notes Donation Anne Maguire collection
Subject Bedouins -- Egypt.
Ethnology -- Egypt -- Biographical methods
Muslim women -- Egypt -- Social conditions.
Polygyny -- Egypt.
Women, Bedouin -- Egypt.
LC no. 91039685
ISBN 0520079469 (alk. paper)
0520083040 (paperback)