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by Lila Abu-Lughod

  • Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
  • ISBN: 0520079469
  • ISBN13: 978-0520079465
  • ePub: 1182 kb | FB2: 1944 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr (January 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 266
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 490
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Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories ePub download

Writing Women's Worlds book. Abu-Lughod writes about the women of an Arab Bedouin community in Egypt through conversations and stories. The idea is to write against cultures and the view of people as "the other.

Writing Women's Worlds book.

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Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of Veiled Sentiments (UC Press) and Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt. She notes that "in a sad way the women whose stories I retell here are not the audience of this book"; and yet she is preoccupied with the reception of her writings in Egypt and in the local community depicted in the book. She worries that she has "made public the narratives that women told only to specific others and has made permanent what was meant to be fleeting".

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Writing Women's Worlds is Abu-Lughod's telling of those stories; it is also about what happens in bringing the stories to others. As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography. She explores how the telling of these stories challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women. Writing Women's Worlds is thus at once a vivid set of stories and a study in the politics of representation.

Writing Women's Worlds : The Bedouin Stories. In 1978 Lila Abu-Lughod climbed out of a dusty van to meet members of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community. Living in this Egyptian Bedouin settlement for extended periods during the following decade, Abu-Lughod took part in family life, with its moments of humor, affection, and anger. She witnessed striking changes, both cultural and economic, and she recorded the stories of the women.

Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories. Lila Abu-Lughod 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. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Lila Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community in Egypt. 4 people like this topic. Nonfiction Anthropology. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Required books Abu-Lughod, Lila. Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories Pp. 3-30 in The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books. Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories. Berkeley: University of California Press. A Place on the Corner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pp. What Is Ethnography? Pp. 21-32 in Children In and Out of School: Ethnography and Education. Center for Applied Linguistics.

In 1978 Lila Abu-Lughod climbed out of a dusty van to meet members of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community. The anthropologist was about to join that community to learn from them. Living in this Egyptian Bedouin settlement for extended periods during the following decade, Abu-Lughod took part in family life, with its moments of humour, affection and anger. She witnessed striking changes, both cultural and economic, and she recorded the stories of the women. "Writing Women's Worlds" is Abu-Lughod's telling of those stories; it is also about what happens in bringing the stories to others. Abu-Lughod explores how anthropology typifies cultures, questions the appropriation of Third World women in feminist theory, and unsettles the prevailing popular and scholarly understandings of Muslim Arab society.
Ynye
A very insightful look into a world that many of us would never otherwise venture into. The author takes a very personal interest, and presents the subject from a very intimate viewpoint, such as a scene of women around the dinner table, or out and about shopping. After reading this novel I have acquired a bigger appreciation of the struggles of the women in these worlds, and have gained a similar appreciation for how far we've come since then. A very interesting read. Easy to read for any level of interest, whether you're reading this for a class, work, or for personal enrichment.
Saithinin
This book gives intimate details of the events most important to the women involved-- family dynamics, marriage, childbirth, and so forth. Because Ms. Abu-Lughod seems to have become almost a member of the family, the book reads like an insider's rather than outsider's account. It is affectionate without becoming sentimental or lacking in objectivity.
zmejka
I was so looking forward to learning about the lives of Bedouin women. I am half way through and frankly, It is boring and repetitive.
Armin
I am not usually particularly intrigued by anthropological or ethnographic treatises, but this one is very well-written and very interesting. The author plays with narrative styles and tells stories as just that-- stories-- even as she describes a life in an Egyptian Bedouin community that many readers will not have imagined, let alone experienced.
Highly reccomended.
Quynaus
Such a great book!
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