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Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others
This article explores the ethics of the current "War on Terrorism, asking whether anthropology, the discipline devoted to understanding and dealing with cultural difference, can provide us withExpand
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the romance of resistance: tracing transformations of power through Bedouin women
Resistance has become in recent years a popular focus for work in the human sciences. Despite the theoretical sophistication of many anthropological and historical studies of everyday resistance,Expand
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Writing against Culture
Writing Culture (Clifford and Marcus 1986), the collection that marked a major new form of critique of cultural anthropology's premises, more or less excluded two critical groups whose situationsExpand
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Veiled Sentiments : Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
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 expressExpand
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Do Muslim Women Need Saving
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 beExpand
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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
Abu-Lughod first published Veiled sentiments in 1986 and conducted her anthropological fieldwork in the 1970s. She lived for two years with the Awald ‘Ali Bedouins of Egypt’s western desert frontierExpand
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Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt
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. TheseExpand
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Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories
Lila Abu-Lughod 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 ofExpand
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Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East
Preface vii Note on Transliterations xi Introduction. Lila Abu-Lughod: Feminist Longings and Postcolonial Conditions 3 PART ONE: REWRITING FEMINIST BEGINNINGS: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 33 Chapter 1.Expand
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Can There Be A Feminist Ethnography
(1990). Can There Be A Feminist Ethnography? Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory: Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 7-27.
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