Arab Women in the Field: Studying Your Own Society

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Soraya Altorki, Camillia Fawzi El-Solh
Syracuse University Press, 1988 - History - 184 pages
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For the first time, Arab women researchers perform field work in their own societies and discuss the experience. As a group, they also provide an excellent overview of the issues involved in a number of different Arab communities: Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and a Bedouin community in the Egyptian Western Desert. Cloth ed. $27.95 (0-8156-2449-2) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Feminization Familism Self and Politics
25
At Home in the Field
49
Fieldwork in My Egyptian Homeland
69
Gender Class and Origin
91
Studying Your
115
Fieldwork of a Dutiful Daughter
139
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Donald Cole and Soraya Altorki are both professors of anthropology at the American University in Cairo, and each has independently pioneered ethnographic research in Saudi Arabia. Altorki is the author of Women in Saudi Arabia: Ideology and Behavior Among the Elite. Cole is the author of Nomads of the Nomads: The Al-Murrah Bedouin of the Empty Quarter. Their previous collaborations include Arabian Oasis City: Transformation of 'Unayzah.

Camillia Fawzi El-Solh is a Research Associate, at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, University of Oxford.

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