Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Quotes

Lila Abu-Lughod
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"And yet, despite their appreciation of the desert's natural gifts, the Bedouins think of the territory in which they live primarily in terms of the people and groups who inhabit it. Theirs is an intensely social world in which people's activities and relationships are riveting, and solitude so abhorred that no one sleeps alone; those who spend time alone are thought to be vulnerable to attack by the evil spirits (afarit) who thrive wherever there are no people." Page 40

"There are signs of integration into the state: most Beouin men are aware of events in the world political arena, some hold opinions on the relative merits of the superpowers, and most have some knowledge of Egypt's internal political situation as well as its international involvements. But their passions are aroused only by tribal affairs—intra-Bedouin disputes, reconciliations, alliances, and hostilities." Pages 43-44

"Visits home are anticipated with excitement...

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