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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
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. These melodramatic programs?like soap operas but more closely tied to political and social issues than their Western counterparts?have been shown on television in Egypt... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 41.86
Contrary to popular perceptions, newly veiled women across the Middle East are just as much products and symbols of modernity as the upper- and middle-class women who courageously took off the veil almost a century ago. To make this point, these essays focus on the "woman question" in the Middle East (most particularly in Egypt and Iran), especially... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 29.95
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 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. more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 31.95
First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod?s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 20.00
This memoir recounts the time the author spent as a human rights worker on the West Bank. In a moving meditation on the many forms of both autobiography and resistance to power, Gunn tells the story of a Palestinian teenager who was critically shot during a stone-throwing demonstration and deemed a ?living martyr? of the Intifada. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95
This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media?film, television, video?are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 33.99
For outside observers, current events in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are seldom related to the collective memory of ordinary Palestinians. But for Palestinians themselves, the iniquities of the present are experienced as a continuous replay of the injustice of the past. By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in which... more...