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Guests of the Sheik : an ethnography of an Iraqi village

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
ISBN: 0385014856 9780385014854
OCLC Number: 20490196
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 346 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Night journey: arrival in the village --
The sheik's harem --
Women of the tribe --
Women of the town --
Gypsies --
Housekeeping in El Nahra --
Problems of the purdah --
I meet the sheik --
Ramadan --
The feast --
Moussa's house --
Weddings --
Salima --
One wife or four --
Summer --
Hussein --
Muharram --
Pilgrimage to Karbala --
Autumn --
Excursion into the country --
Winter --
Jabbar becomes engaged --
Death in the tribe and in the town --
At home in El Nahra --
Back to Baghdad --
Leave-taking.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea.
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A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.

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