Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307773784
Language: en
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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. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West. "A most enjoyable book abouut [Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead." --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780385014854
Language: en
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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.

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
Language: en
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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0709102313
Language: en
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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:1015477611
Language: en
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A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1988-11-01
Editor: Waveland Press
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781478608653
Language: en
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This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
Language: en
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In Search of Islamic Feminism

In Search of Islamic Feminism
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1998
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780385488587
Language: en
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Provides an account of the author's journey from Austin, Texas to the Middle East and North Africa in search of Islamic feminism, and reflects upon the possibility of equality between men and women

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest
Author: Sharon Kendrick
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460386507
Language: en
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Summoned by the sheikh! Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala isn't used to being disobeyed. Incomprehensibly, the woman he summoned to help his favorite mare—the best horse "whisperer" in the world—turned his generous offer down! So he takes matters into his own hands. The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and the mince pies are in the oven when innocent Olivia Miller finds a darkly handsome and physically compelling man on her doorstep… The sheikh she dared to refuse is here to whisk her off to his kingdom—and this time he won't take no for an answer! A passionate read for Christmas nights!

His Majesty s Mistake

His Majesty s Mistake
Author: Jane Porter
Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459233416
Language: en
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Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d'Arcy has no ring, no wedding date and no legitimacy for her unborn baby. And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury's personal assistant. Accustomed to being waited on hand and foot, Emmeline finds herself having to jump to the click of her boss's skillful fingers—day and night! But once the sheikh uncovers her shameful past, will his touch be nothing but a scorching memory?

An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man
Author: Paul Rusesabagina,Tom Zoellner
Release: 2006-04-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101201312
Language: en
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The remarkable autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, the globally-recognized human rights champion whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda “Fascinating…your book is called An Ordinary Man, yet you took on an extraordinary feat with courage, determination, and diplomacy.” – Oprah, O, The Oprah Magazine As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In An Ordinary Man, he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz
Release: 2003
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 237
ISBN: UCSC:32106016607019
Language: en
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Designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who prefer to make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, "Core Concepts" is more like an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book will prepare students to read ethnography more effectively and with less confusion and misunderstanding.

Iran Awakening

Iran Awakening
Author: Shirin Ebadi,Azadeh Moaveni
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307369024
Language: en
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The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today. She rose quickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over. She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent. She has been arrested and been the target of assassination, but through it all has spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change, almost universally embraced as a hero. Her memoir is a gripping story – a must-read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemi’s case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world.

Passionate Uprisings

Passionate Uprisings
Author: Pardis Mahdavi
Release: 2009
Editor: Stanford University Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780804758567
Language: en
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Investigates the emerging, new sexual culture of Iranian youth, in which sexuality represents freedom and engaging in sex can be considered political activism.

Guest House for Young Widows

Guest House for Young Widows
Author: Azadeh Moaveni
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Random House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399179754
Language: en
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A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State—based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist. FINALIST FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Toronto Star • The Guardian Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment and social justice, and calls to aid the plight of fellow Muslims in Syria, thousands of women emigrated from the United States and Europe, Russia and Central Asia, from across North Africa and the rest of the Middle East to join the Islamic State. These were the educated daughters of diplomats, trainee doctors, teenagers with straight-A averages, as well as working-class drifters and desolate housewives, and they joined forces to set up makeshift clinics and schools for the Islamic homeland they’d envisioned. Guest House for Young Widows charts the different ways women were recruited, inspired, or compelled to join the militants. Emma from Hamburg, Sharmeena and three high school friends from London, and Nour, a religious dropout from Tunis: All found rebellion or community in political Islam and fell prey to sophisticated propaganda that promised them a cosmopolitan adventure and a chance to forge an ideal Islamic community in which they could live devoutly without fear of stigma or repression. It wasn’t long before the militants exposed themselves as little more than violent criminals,more obsessed with power than the tenets of Islam, and the women of ISIS were stripped of any agency, perpetually widowed and remarried, and ultimately trapped in a brutal, lawless society. The fall of the caliphate only brought new challenges to women no state wanted to reclaim. Azadeh Moaveni’s exquisite sensitivity and rigorous reporting make these forgotten women indelible and illuminate the turbulent politics that set them on their paths.

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds
Author: Zainab Salbi,Laurie Becklund
Release: 2006-08-17
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440627163
Language: en
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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors she glimpsed around her. "Learn to erase your memories," she instructed. "He can read eyes." In this richly visual memoir, Salbi describes tyranny as she saw it - through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence. Between Two Worlds is a riveting quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us?

Mayada Daughter of Iraq

Mayada  Daughter of Iraq
Author: Jean Sasson
Release: 2004-09-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101119181
Language: en
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A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other nameless, faceless women from all walks of life. To ease their suffering, these “shadow women” passed each day by sharing their life stories. Now, through Jean Sasson, Mayada is finally able to tell her story—and theirs—to the world.

Guests of the Sheik Etc With Plates Including Portraits

Guests of the Sheik  Etc   With Plates  Including Portraits
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:560157273
Language: en
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Faith Under Fire

Faith Under Fire
Author: Roger Benimoff,Eve Conant
Release: 2010-03
Editor: Broadway Books
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780307408822
Language: en
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Chronicles an Army chaplain's spiritual journey through war, homecoming, healing, and the process of learning to believe again, as he faces and then reconciles his doubt with his very own faith and finds God in his heart once again.

I Saw Ramallah

I Saw Ramallah
Author: Mourid Barghouti
Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307486141
Language: en
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WINNER OF THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE A fierce and moving work and an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile—shuttling among the world’s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognize the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere “idea of Palestine,” he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of “the habitual place and status of a person.” A tour de force of memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, I Saw Ramallah is a deeply humane book, essential to any balanced understanding of today’s Middle East.