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Guests of the Sheik

An Ethnography of An Iraqi Village
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock (Book - 1989 )
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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.
Authors: Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Title: Guests of the Sheik
an ethnography of an Iraqi village
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1989
Edition: Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 346 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Night journey: arrival in the village
The sheik's harem
Women of the tribe
Women of the town
Gypsies
Housekeeping in El Nahra
Problems of the purdah
I meet the sheik
Ramadan
The feast
Moussa's house
Weddings
Salima
One wife or four
Summer
Hussein
Muharram
Pilgrimage to Karbala
Autumn
Excursion into the country
Winter
Jabbar becomes engaged
Death in the tribe and in the town
At home in El Nahra
Back to Baghdad
Leave-taking
ISBN: 0385014856
Branch Call Number: 915.67 F36g
Subject Headings: Nahr (Iraq) Social life and customs Women Iraq Nahr
Topical Term: Women
LCCN: 89027687
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