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  • Remaking Womenby Lila Abu-Lughod

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Dramas of Nationhoodby Lila Abu-Lughod

    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... more...

  • Media Worldsby Faye D. Ginsburg; Lila Abu-Lughod; Brian Larkin

    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...

  • Second Lifeby Janet Varner Gunn; Lila Abu-Lughod

    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...

  • Nakbaby Ahmad H. Sa'di; Lila Abu-Lughod

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    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...

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