"In "Writing Women's Worlds, Bedouin women are the narrators of their own lives; they are not the subjects or objects of ideas projected by the ethnographer's imagination. . . . This will be an important work in the field of international feminist studies for some time to come. . . . An excellent effort to 'decolonize' a people in writing and to alter the usual preconceived ideas the Western reader brings to studies of Arabs and Muslim women."--"Women's Review of Books
About the Author
Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of "Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society" (California, 1986) and the co-editor, with C. Lutz, of "Language and the Politics of Emotion" (1990).