Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307773784
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Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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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

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780385014854
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:1015477611
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0709102313
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781478608653
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Release: 1988-11-01
Editor: Waveland Press
Language: en

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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.

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz
Pages: 237
ISBN: UCSC:32106016607019
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Release: 2003
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Language: en

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Designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who prefer to make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, "Core Concepts" is more like an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book will prepare students to read ethnography more effectively and with less confusion and misunderstanding.

In Search of Islamic Feminism

In Search of Islamic Feminism
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780385488587
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Release: 1998
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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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

Guests of the Sheik Etc With Plates Including Portraits

Guests of the Sheik  Etc   With Plates  Including Portraits
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:560157273
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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His Majesty s Mistake

His Majesty s Mistake
Author: Jane Porter
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459233416
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Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

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Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d'Arcy has no ring, no wedding date and no legitimacy for her unborn baby. And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury's personal assistant. Accustomed to being waited on hand and foot, Emmeline finds herself having to jump to the click of her boss's skillful fingers—day and night! But once the sheikh uncovers her shameful past, will his touch be nothing but a scorching memory?

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest
Author: Sharon Kendrick
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460386507
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Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

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Summoned by the sheikh! Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala isn't used to being disobeyed. Incomprehensibly, the woman he summoned to help his favorite mare—the best horse "whisperer" in the world—turned his generous offer down! So he takes matters into his own hands. The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and the mince pies are in the oven when innocent Olivia Miller finds a darkly handsome and physically compelling man on her doorstep… The sheikh she dared to refuse is here to whisk her off to his kingdom—and this time he won't take no for an answer! A passionate read for Christmas nights!

Passionate Uprisings

Passionate Uprisings
Author: Pardis Mahdavi
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780804758567
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Release: 2009
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

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Investigates the emerging, new sexual culture of Iranian youth, in which sexuality represents freedom and engaging in sex can be considered political activism.

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds
Author: Zainab Salbi,Laurie Becklund
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440627163
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Release: 2006-08-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors she glimpsed around her. "Learn to erase your memories," she instructed. "He can read eyes." In this richly visual memoir, Salbi describes tyranny as she saw it - through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence. Between Two Worlds is a riveting quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us?

Guest House for Young Widows

Guest House for Young Widows
Author: Azadeh Moaveni
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399179754
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State—based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist. FINALIST FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Toronto Star • The Guardian Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment and social justice, and calls to aid the plight of fellow Muslims in Syria, thousands of women emigrated from the United States and Europe, Russia and Central Asia, from across North Africa and the rest of the Middle East to join the Islamic State. These were the educated daughters of diplomats, trainee doctors, teenagers with straight-A averages, as well as working-class drifters and desolate housewives, and they joined forces to set up makeshift clinics and schools for the Islamic homeland they’d envisioned. Guest House for Young Widows charts the different ways women were recruited, inspired, or compelled to join the militants. Emma from Hamburg, Sharmeena and three high school friends from London, and Nour, a religious dropout from Tunis: All found rebellion or community in political Islam and fell prey to sophisticated propaganda that promised them a cosmopolitan adventure and a chance to forge an ideal Islamic community in which they could live devoutly without fear of stigma or repression. It wasn’t long before the militants exposed themselves as little more than violent criminals,more obsessed with power than the tenets of Islam, and the women of ISIS were stripped of any agency, perpetually widowed and remarried, and ultimately trapped in a brutal, lawless society. The fall of the caliphate only brought new challenges to women no state wanted to reclaim. Azadeh Moaveni’s exquisite sensitivity and rigorous reporting make these forgotten women indelible and illuminate the turbulent politics that set them on their paths.

Worth

Worth
Author: Bharti Dhir
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781788174862
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Language: en

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The memoir of an African-Asian woman adopted into a Punjabi, Sikh family, and her story of overcoming racism, sexism, health problems and escaping Uganda after the expelling of Asians from the country in 1972. A powerful memoir of overcoming adversity that will inspire you to find strength from within and shape your own destiny. Bharti Dhir faced many challenges in her childhood that could have broken her. As a baby, she was abandoned at a roadside in the Ugandan heat, and miraculously found by a passerby. By divine guidance, Bharti's adoptive mother was led to her hospital cot and welcomed Bharti into their Punjabi-Sikh family. Despite experiencing sexism and racism as an Asian-African girl, and developing an incurable skin condition, Bharti found hope through the fear and prejudice. Then, in 1972 when Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda, Bharti's family were forced to flee to the UK. She remembers the horrific moment when her adoptive mother was ordered, at gunpoint, to abandon Bharti because of the color of her skin. With incredible courage, she refused, risking their lives to protect Bharti as her own. Throughout her struggles, Bharti retained faith in a divine power within all of us that gives us strength, protects us and loves us unconditionally. Years later, now a social worker specializing in child protection, Bharti lives in the UK with an adopted daughter of her own and has found her true purpose and sense of self-worth.

Price of Honor

Price of Honor
Author: Jan Goodwin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780698157798
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Release: 2002-12-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Explains powerfully how Muslim women are affected by the rise of fundamentalism.”—Dan Rather In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by men. Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today—in their own words.

I Saw Ramallah

I Saw Ramallah
Author: Mourid Barghouti
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307486141
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Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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WINNER OF THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE A fierce and moving work and an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile—shuttling among the world’s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognize the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere “idea of Palestine,” he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of “the habitual place and status of a person.” A tour de force of memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, I Saw Ramallah is a deeply humane book, essential to any balanced understanding of today’s Middle East.

Faith Under Fire

Faith Under Fire
Author: Roger Benimoff,Eve Conant
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780307408822
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Release: 2010-03
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

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Chronicles an Army chaplain's spiritual journey through war, homecoming, healing, and the process of learning to believe again, as he faces and then reconciles his doubt with his very own faith and finds God in his heart once again.

In an Antique Land

In an Antique Land
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307792266
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Release: 2011-07-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.