Guests of the Sheik Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Guests of the Sheik


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307773784

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Guests of the Sheik Book Description :

A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West. "A most enjoyable book abouut [Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead." --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.

Guests of the Sheik Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Guests of the Sheik


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385014854

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Guests of the Sheik Book Description :

A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.

Guests of the Sheik Book

Guests of the Sheik


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Iraq
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0709102313

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Guests of the Sheik Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Guests of the Sheik


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:827008837

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In Search of Islamic Feminism Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

In Search of Islamic Feminism


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385488587

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In Search of Islamic Feminism Book Description :

Provides an account of the author's journey from Austin, Texas to the Middle East and North Africa in search of Islamic feminism, and reflects upon the possibility of equality between men and women

Behind the Invasion of Iraq Book

Behind the Invasion of Iraq


  • Author : , The Research Unit for Political Economy
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583674062

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Behind the Invasion of Iraq Book Description :

"This book contributes significantly ot the conversation seeking to understand the international forces at play in the threatening war on Iraq." —Nelson Mandela "Behind the Invasion of Iraq . . .synthesizes the seemingly disparate threads of the U.S. war drive in a blistering indictment of American foreign policy . . .The effect is of puzzle pieces clicking into place." —Counterpunch Since September 11, 2001, there have been many accounts of the ways in which the alignment of global power is changing or will be changed by the U.S.'s "war on terrorism." Most of them take as their starting point the options facing the wealthy and powerful nations of the world seeking to control an ever larger share of the world's resources. Behind the Invasion of Iraq is written from a different perspective, and one that makes possible a far more comprehensive point of view. Its authors, Research Unit for Political Economy, are rooted in the politics of a Third World country—India—which has long been on the receiving end of imperialist power. As a consequence, they have a more sober view of the workings of global power. In clear and accessible prose, weighing the evidence carefully and tracing events to their root causes, they move beyond moral outrage to a clear view of the process being set in motion by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. They show that the invasion of Iraq is a desperate gamble by a section of the U.S. ruling elite to preserve their power, driven by the wish to stave off economic crisis through military means. Their efforts will not end with Iraq, but will require the recolonization of the middle East. Behind the Invasion of Iraq exposes the idea that war will bring democracy to the Middle East as so much propaganda. In a context where so many rulers are themselves clients of the United States, the war is aimed not at the rulers but at the masses of ordinary people whose hostility to imperialism has not been broken even by corrupt and autocratic rulers. This boo

A Street in Marrakech Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Street in Marrakech


  • Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 1988-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478608653

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A Street in Marrakech Book Description :

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

Saqiyuq Book

Saqiyuq


  • Author : Nancy Wachowich
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 0773522441

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Saqiyuq Book Description :

Saqiyuq is the name the Inuit give to a strong wind that suddenly shifts direction; Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women is a vivid portrait of the changing nature of life in the Arctic during the twentieth century. Through their life stories a grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter take us on a remarkable journey in which the cycles of life -- childhood, adolescence, marriage, birthing and child rearing - are presented against the contrasting experiences of three successive generations. Their memories and reflections give us poignant insight into the history of the people of the new territory of Nunavut. Apphia Awa, who was born in 1931, experienced the traditional life on the land while Rhoda Katsak, Apphia's daughter, was part of the transitional generation who were sent to government schools. In contrast to both, Sandra Katsak, Rhoda's daughter, has grown up in the settlement of Pond Inlet among the conveniences and tensions of contemporary northern communities - video games and coffee shops but also drugs and alcohol. During the last years of Apphia's life Rhoda and Sandra began working to reconnect to their traditional culture and learn the art of making traditional skin clothing. Through the storytelling in Saqiyuq, Apphia, Rhoda, and Sandra explore the transformations that have taken place in the lives of the Inuit and chart the struggle of the Inuit to reclaim their traditional practices and integrate them into their lives. Nancy Wachowich became friends with Rhoda Katsak and her family during the early 1990s and was able to record their stories before Apphia's death in 1996. Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women will appeal to everyone interested in the Inuit, the North, family bonds, and a good story.

A Short History of Iraq Book

A Short History of Iraq


  • Author : Thabit Abdullah
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317864196

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A Short History of Iraq Book Description :

This accessible guide has been fully updated to take into account the Iraq War and subsequent developments, whilst retaining its character as a non-partisan and approachable text for students and interested readers alike. The twentieth century witnessed the transformation of the area known currently as Iraq from a backward region of the Ottoman Empire, to one of the most important and dynamic states in the Middle East. The rise of modern Iraq has its roots in the second half of the nineteenth century when Ottoman reforms led to gradual state modernization and increasing integration in the World Economy. British control after World War I was one of the determining factors in the establishment of the current borders of the country and the nature of its subsequent national identity. The other important factor was the highly heterogeneous nature of Iraqi society being divided along tribal, ethnic, religious, and sectarian lines. This book focuses on the interaction between the old and the new, or between continuity and change, as it is manifested in the nature of social development, nation-building, the state and the political opposition. An entirely new chapter focusing on the recent conflict has been added, and will contain sections on: The new chapter will have the following sections: The Question of American Intervention Invasion and the Fall of Saddam Looting & the Collapse of the Central State The Provisional Authority’s Reforms The Nature of the Resistance Iraq’s New Political Reality Elections and the Rise of Sectarian Parties Social-Economic Transformations The Challenge of the Future.

Women of Fes Book

Women of Fes


  • Author : Rachel Newcomb
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 081224124X

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Women of Fes Book Description :

Based on extensive fieldwork, Women of Fes shows how Moroccan women create their own forms of identity through work, family, and society. The book also examines how women's lives are positioned vis-à-vis globalization, human rights, and the construction of national identity.