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The traditional women of the Mediterranean island of Djerba (North Africa) : a narrative anthropology

Author: Zakia Robana
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of Djerha's female culture and customs, from agricultural practices and dietary traditions to rites of marriage and widowhood. It contains oral testimonies of the oldest women in Midoun  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zakia Robana
ISBN: 9780773413078 0773413073
OCLC Number: 647214555
Description: xi, 356 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introduction --
Why women only-hypothesis of study --
Methodology --
The challenge --
Midoun in the north-east of the island --
Agriculture-harvest --
Economic concepts --
Religious celebrations and rituals --
Food : its meaning and celebration --
The wedding and its different aspects --
Giving birth --
The circumcision --
Idda rituals in the Djerbian tradition --
Conclusion --
Translation of songs and proverbs.
Responsibility: Zakia Mrabet-Robana ; with a foreword by Robert Myers.

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"A significant contribution to preserving a rapidly disappearing lifestyle and sets of beliefs unavailable to an outsider. Nothing else like it exists in the literature on north African women or even Read more...

 
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