She has transcribed hours of women s conversations and organized the material around five major subjects: patrilineality, polygyny, reproduction, patrilateral parallel-cousin marriage, and honor and shame.
The enduring strength of what Morsy 70 The awkwardness,she argues, arises from the fact has called "the hegemony of the distinctive-other ;::at despite a common interest in differences, the tradition" in anthropology is betrayed by the defen-.
As restudies like Weiner's of biousness of maintaining that relationships between Malinowski's Trobriand Islanders or Bell's of self and other are innocent of power.
Writing against Culture. Love poetry has been a legitimate form of emotional expression in contrast to the stoicism of everyday discourse which is constrained by a code of honor. Both prac- for making "other," and difference, as feminists and tice and discourse are useful because they work halfies reveal, tends to be a relationship of power, against the assumption of boundedness, not to then perhaps anthropologists should consider strat- mention the idealism Asadof the culture egies for writing against culture.
If you. While in cases of shared commonalities, where the commonality of a shared gender becomes marked, reflexivity is viewed as a method to promote a more ethical approach to social scientific research. Journal Home; Browse Journal.
A Gandhian appeal to the greater it. Therefore, an- excluded two critical groups whose situations neatly thropologists should now pursue, without exagger- expose and challenge the most basic of those prem- ated hopes for the power of their texts to change the ises: feminists and "halfies" - people whose national world, a variety of strategies for writing against or cultural identity is mixed by virtue of migration, culture.
Abu-Lughod's book provides a richly evidenced and easy to read deconstruction of simplistic culturalist explanations of any phenomena which pertain to Muslim women in all their diversity. Directing their works to audiences communities by saying that they are characterized slightly different from those of the professional by certain institutions, rules, or ways of doing writers of standard ethnographies, they have also things.Google Scholar Soderqvist, T. Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Lila Abu-Lughod If we were to open, as Clifford Geertz did one of his most celebrated not to mention controversial essays, with a story about how I began my recent fieldwork in a village, there would be telling differences. London and New York:Academic changes in social theory to be merely methodological Press. Feminist studies and black studies have though all anthropologists are beginning to feel made sufficient progress within the academy to have what might be called the Rushdie effect - the effects exposed the way that being studied by "white men" of living in a global age when the subjects of their to use a shorthand for a complex and historically studies begin to read their works and the govern- constituted subject-position turns into being ments of the countries they work in ban books and spoken for by them. A specialist of the Arab world, her seven books, most based on long term ethnographic research, cover topics from sentiment and poetry to nationalism and media, from gender politics to the politics of memory. A Gandhian appeal to the greater it.