Table of contents for Veiled sentiments : honor and poetry in a Bedouin society / Lila Abu-Lughod.


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Preface to the Second Edition          xi
Acknowledgments                      xxxi
A Note on Transcriptions            xxxv
ONE    Guest and Daughter                     i
The Community                           I
Fieldwork                              9
Poetry and Sentiment                  24
PART ONE
The Ideology of Bedouin Social Life
TWO    Identity in Relationship               39
Asl: The Blood of Ancestry             41
Gardba: The Blood of Relationship     49
Maternal Ties and a Common Life       59
Identification and Sharing             65
Identity in a Changing World          70
THREE    Honor and the Virtues of Autonomy     78
Autonomy and Hierarchy                 78
The Family Model of Hierarchy          81
Honor: The Moral Basis of Hierarchy    85
Limits on Power                          99
Hasham: Honor of the Weak               103
FOUR    Modesty, Gender, and Sexuality          118
Gender Ideology and Hierarchy           118
The Social Value of Male and Female     119
The "Natural" Bases of Female Moral
Inferiority                             124
Red Belts and Black Veils:
The Symbolism of Gender and Sexuality   134
Sexuality and the Social Order          143
Hasham Reconsidered: Deference and
the Denial of Sexuality                 152
The Meaning of Veiling                  159
PART TWO
Discourses on Sentiment
FIVE   The Poetry of Personal Life             171
On Poetry in Context                    171
The Poetry of Self and Sentiment        177
six- Honor and Poetic Vulnerability           186
Discourses on Loss                      186
Matters of Pride                        187
Responding to Death                     197
The Discourse of Honor                  204
SEVEN    Modesty and the Poetry of Love          208
Discourses on Love                      208
Star-Crossed Lovers                     209
An Arranged Marriage                   215
Marriage, Divorce, and Polygyny        222
EIGHT    Ideology and the Politics of Sentiment  233
The Social Contexts of Discourse       234
Protective Veils of Form               238
The Meaning of Poetry                  240
The Politics of Sentiment              248
Ideology and Experience                255
Appendix: Formulas and Themes of
the Ghinndwa                           261
Notes                                  273
Bibliography                           297



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bedouins Egypt Social life and customs, Folk poetry, Arabic Egypt History and criticism, Bedouins Egypt Folklore, Honor Folklore, Sex customs Egypt, Women, Bedouin Egypt