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Nubian women of West Aswan : negotiating tradition and change

Author: Anne M Jennings
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In the decade-and-a-half since the first edition of this book was written, there have been dramatic changes both in the town of Aswan and among the devoutly Muslim Nubians of the of West Aswan. Anne Jennings's revised and updated ethnography reflects those changes and also incorporates new material from archaeological/historical research and new literature on the impact of tourism, the work of Muslim women in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne M Jennings
ISBN: 9781588266163 1588266168 9781588266415 1588266419
OCLC Number: 239234454
Notes: Previous edition: The Nubians of West Aswan. 1995.
Description: xi, 171 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The history of the Nubians --
The people of West Aswan --
Growing up female in West Aswan --
Growing up male in West Aswan --
Village networks --
Tourism --
West Aswan in transition.
Responsibility: Anne M. Jennings.
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