Arab Women in the Field: Studying Your Own Society

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Soraya Altorki, Camillia Fawzi El-Solh
Syracuse University Press, Oct 1, 1988 - History - 196 pages
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.

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At Home in the Field
Fieldwork in My Egyptian Homeland
Gender Class and Origin
Studying Your
Fieldwork of a Dutiful Daughter

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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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