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Writing women's worlds : Bedouin stories

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lila Abu-Lughod
ISBN: 9780520256514 0520256514
OCLC Number: 190967374
Language Note: Some poems and songs in Arabic with English translations.
Notes: Previous edition: 1993.
Description: xxxvii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Patrilineality --
Polygyny --
Reproduction --
Patrilateral parallel-cousin marriage --
Honor and shame.
Responsibility: Lila Abu-Lughod.

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