I found the stories in writing womens worlds bedouin stories to be very entertaining and interesting it was good to read a book that educated me but at the same time provided a nice brain vacation from the books i am currently reading for my college courses. Writing womens worlds bedouin stories user review not available book verdict abu lughod a palestinian american anthropologist and author of veiled sentiments honor and poetry in a bedouin society univ of california pr 1986 is well known for her research on arab women . In what she calls writing against culture abu lughod has written an ethnography that preserves the voice of the bedouin women with whom she lived she has transcribed hours of womens conversations and organized the material around five major subjects patrilineality polygyny reproduction patrilateral parallel cousin marriage and honor and shame. Her first two books veiled sentiments honor and poetry in a bedouin society and writing womens worlds are based on this fieldwork both books draw on her experiences living with the bedouin women and her research into their poetry and storytelling. Every book tells tales some intended some not this is a book of stories by and about some women in a small bedouin community in egypt it is made up of conversations narratives arguments songs reminiscences even an essay that these women shared with each other or with me
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