Nubian Women of West Aswan

Nubian Women of West Aswan : Negotiating Tradition and Change

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In the decade-and-a-half since the first edition of this book was written, there have been dramatic changes both in the town of Aswan and among the devoutly Muslim Nubians of the village of West Aswan. Anne Jennings' revised and updated ethnography reflects those changes and also incorporates new material from archaeological/historical research and new literature on the impact of tourism, the work of Muslim women in the informal sector, and the interdependence of male and female domains.It captures the realities of everyday life for women in a devoutly Islamic society undergoing dramatic change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 16mm | 421.84g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 1588266168
  • 9781588266163
  • 2,523,985

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"It is a pleasure to read [this] book.... For those interested in contemporary African ethnography, women's studies, or taking a deeper look at Egypt's own cultural diversity, this paperback should be on your shelf." - Middle East Journal "Describes in detail the life cycle of a typical woman, including information on dress, infibulation, giving birth, childhood socialization, courtship, marriage, and death. Descriptions of daily routines, house plans, food preparation, leisure activities, and friendships will bring the people of West Aswan alive to readers.... Will be of use to, and enjoyed by, undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom." - Judy Brink, International Journal of Middle East Studies "This is a vivid ethnography, a well-illustrated and detailed account of women's networks and an analysis of their importance." - Sondra Hale, The International Journal of African Historical Studies "It is gratifying to welcome this Nubian ethnography from a scholar with Jennings's empathetic concerns and privileged identity." - Robert A. Fernea, MESA Bulletin"
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About Anne M. Jennings

Anne M. Jennings is a consulting cultural anthropologist.
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