Everything you need to understand or teach Veiled Sentiments by Lila Abu-Lughod.
Lila Abu-Lughod, author of Veiled Sentiments, traveled to the Western Desert of Egypt to study ghinnawa poetry of the Awlad 'Ali Bedouin tribe. The daughter of a Caucasian American woman and an Arab American father, Abu-Lughod was introduced to the Awlad 'Ali by her father. She lived with the tribe as an adopted daughter for two years between 1978 and 1980.
Part One of the book explores Bedouin culture so that the poetry can be examined in context. Abu-Lughod writes extensively about Bedouins' identity in relationships, the Bedouin code of honor, and romantic relationships. Bedouin culture demands that individuals keep their feelings to themselves and not show weaknesses or sentiments. There is also a large emphasis on honor, both individual and especially family. Marriages are arranged by families to retain and enhance honor. The effect of a marriage on an entire family is more important than the effect on an...
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Lesson Plans contain 145 pages of teaching material, including: