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Abu-Lughod, Lila

Works: 82 works in 298 publications in 7 languages and 13,720 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Personal narratives‡vPalestinian Arab  Academic theses  Personal narratives‡vPalestinian 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Opponent
Classifications: DT72.B4, 305.48697
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Most widely held works about Lila Abu-Lughod
Most widely held works by Lila Abu-Lughod
Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of a system of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the relationship between ideology and human experience. -- Publisher description
Writing women's worlds : Bedouin stories by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Do Muslim women need saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. The author challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, she delves into the predicaments of Muslim women today, questioning whether generalizations about Islamic culture can explain the hardships these women face and asking what motivates particular individuals and institutions to promote their rights. In recent years the author has struggled to reconcile the popular image of women victimized by Islam with the complex women she has known through her research in various communities in the Muslim world. Here, she renders that divide vivid by presenting detailed vignettes of the lives of ordinary Muslim women, and showing that the problem of gender inequality cannot be laid at the feet of religion alone. Poverty and authoritarianism, conditions not unique to the Islamic world, and produced out of global interconnections that implicate the West, are often more decisive. The standard Western vocabulary of oppression, choice, and freedom is too blunt to describe these women's lives. This work is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam, as well as a portrait of women's actual experiences, and of the contingencies with which they live
Remaking women : feminism and modernity in the Middle East by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to popular perceptions, newly veiled women across the Middle East are just as much products and symbols of modernity as the upper- and middle-class women who courageously took off the veil almost a century ago. To make this point, these essays focus on the 'woman question' in the Middle East (most particularly in Egypt and Iran), especially at the turn of the century, when gender became a highly charged nationalist issue tied up in complex ways with the West. The last two decades have witnessed an extraordinary burst of energy and richness in Middle East women's studies, and the contributors to this volume exemplify the vitality of this new thinking. They take up issues of concern to historians and social thinkers working on the postcolonial world. The essays challenge the assumptions of other major works on women and feminism in the Middle East by questioning, among other things, the familiar dichotomy in which women's domesticity is associated with tradition and modernity with their entry into the public sphere. Indeed, Remaking Women is a radical challenge to any easy equation of modernity with progress, emancipation, and the empowerment of women. The contributors are Lila Abu-Lughod, Marilyn Booth, Deniz Kandiyoti, Khaled Fahmy, Mervat Hatem, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Omnia Shakry, and Zohreh T. Sullivan. The book is introduced by the editor with a piece called 'Feminist Longings and Postcolonial Conditions, ' which masterfully interfaces the critical studies of feminism and modernism with scholarship on South Asia and the Middle East
Media worlds : anthropology on new terrain( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark collection maps and motivates the anthropological voice in media studies by locating the media in worlds of practice, sentiment, debate and dissent. Using such vivid examples as the image management of the Dalai Lama and the social organization of Nigerian cinema theatres, the authors remind us that media machineries are not more magical than the social worlds they inhabit and project. [Back cover]
Language and the politics of emotion by Language and the politics of emotion( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nakba : Palestine, 1948, and the claims of memory by Ahmad H Sa'di( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors examine how the Nakba has shaped the personal and collective memory of Palestinians and how that memory impels their claims for justice
Dramas of nationhood : the politics of television in Egypt by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do people come to think of themselves as part of a nation? Dramas of Nationhood identifies a fantastic cultural form that binds together the Egyptian nation-television serials. These melodramatic programs - like soap operas but more closely tied to political and social issues than their Western counterparts - have been shown on television in Egypt for more than thirty years. In this book, Lila Abu-Lughod examines the shifting politics of these serials and the way their contents both reflect and seek to direct the changing course of Islam, gender relations, and everyday life in this Middle Eastern nation. Representing a decade's worth of research, Dramas of Nationhood makes a case for the importance of studying television to answer larger questions about culture, power, and modern self-fashionings. Abu-Lughod explores the elements of developmentalist ideology and the visions of national progress that once dominated Egyptian television - now experiencing a crisis. She discusses the broadcasts in rich detail, from the generic emotional qualities of TV serials and the depictions of authentic national culture, to the debates inflamed by their deliberate strategies for combating religious extremism. (extrait de la 4e de couv.)
Local contexts of Islamism in popular media by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of images of religious extremism in popular Arab media
Pioneering feminist anthropology in Egypt : selected writings from Cynthia Nelson by Cynthia Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentiments voilés by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libyan Bedouin MT09( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Libyan Bedouin are Arab people of tribal and nomadic pastoralist backgrounds who have ties to the Libyan Desert. This desert comprises the western part of the Egypt, where it is known as the Western Desert, and the eastern part of Libya. This file on the Libyan Bedouin consists of 14 documents and includes ethnographies which provide rich accounts and varying perspectives of Libyan-Bedouin culture and society. These works include Evans-Pritchard's historical and sociological analysis of the Sansusi Order, Emry's study of power in Bedouin society, Behnke's study of Bedouin political ecology, and Abu-Lughod's studies of gender and poetry. Other studies discuss sociopolitical organization and customary law. Three studies examine more recent changes in Bedouin society as a result of sedentization, intrusion of the state, and economic development
Edward Said: continuando la conversación( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honor, modesty and poetry in a Bedouin society : ideology and experience among Awlad ʻAli of Egypt by Lila Abu-Lughod( )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terms of belonging: Turkish immigrants from Bulgaria in the imagined homeland by Ayse Parla( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation seeks to unmask the ambiguities surrounding the appropriation of the Bulgarian Turkish immigrants as "ethnic kin" and the construction of Turkey as their homeland. In doing so, it critically reexamines the relationship between ethnicity and territory within the scholarship on nationalism in general and on "return" migrations in particular. I demonstrate how the Turkish immigrants from Bulgaria are appropriated as "ethnic kin" and marginalized as the "Bulgarian" immigrants. I argue that the paradox of simultaneous exclusion and inclusion is not something unique to the reception of these immigrants, but rather, it is one manifestation of the broader logic of Turkish nationalism. The official designation of the 1989 immigrants as soydas denotes ethnic sameness and connotes cultural similarity. When the immigrants arrived, however, it turned out that these alleged paragons of ethnic purity had different habits, manners, and speech; they also had different assessments of their past homeland and history, including their communist past. The immigrants were thus precariously poised on the edge of Turkish national culture: within it as "ethnic kin," yet outside it as "the Bulgarian" immigrants. This dissertation provides a historical and ethnographic account of how soydaS, as a term of national appropriation, dictates the terms of belonging for the Bulgarian Turkish immigrants, and how the immigrants cope in response
Sentimenti velati : onore e poesia in una società beduina : saggio by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emozioni( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing women's worlds by Lila Abu-Lughod( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vrouwenbeweging en ontwikkelingen in het Midden-Oosten. - Allegorisch werk van diverse Westerse en Arabische vrouwen waarin zij stelling nemen tegen de heersende negatieve opvattingen over de vrouw
Authorizing moral Crusades to save Muslim women by Lila Abu-Lughod( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writing women's worlds : Bedouin stories
Alternative Names
Abou-Lughod, Lila 1952-...

Abou-Lughoud, Layla 1952-

Abou-Lughoud, Lila 1952-

Abū Luġd, Laylā 1952-

Abū Luġd, Līlā 1952-


Abu-Lughod, Layla 1952-

Abu Lughod, Lila

Abū Luġud, Laylā 1952-

Lila Abu-Lughod Amerikaans antropologe

Lila Abu-Lughod assistante en anthropologie, Williams college, Williamstown, Mass.

Lila Abu-Lughod US-amerikanische Anthropologin, spezialisiert in Frauenforschung, Arabische Welt

Lughod L.

Lughod, Lila Abu-.

Lughod Lila Abu- 1952-....

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أبو لغد, ليلى, 1952-....

ليلى أبو لغد

ليلى أبو لغد، 1952-

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Writing women's worlds : Bedouin storiesRemaking women : feminism and modernity in the Middle EastMedia worlds : anthropology on new terrainLanguage and the politics of emotionNakba : Palestine, 1948, and the claims of memoryDramas of nationhood : the politics of television in EgyptLocal contexts of Islamism in popular mediaPioneering feminist anthropology in Egypt : selected writings from Cynthia NelsonEdward Said: continuando la conversación