Veiled Sentiments Book Chapters 1 – 4 Discussion

In order to answer this reading response you will need to read Chapters 1-4 of Lila Abu-Lughod’s book Veiled Sentiments.

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Topic: Lila Abu-Lughod argues that honor is a key concept in Awlad ‘Ali Bedouin culture. Please write a brief essay that incorporates the following questions: 1) What are some of the character traits that Awlad ‘Ali Bedouins associate with the idea of honor? (You should be able to name at least three.) 2) Why is honor associated more closely with men than with women? 3) In what ways are Bedouin women able to gain honor for themselves? You may use examples from the text to support your more general statements. Please cite page numbers for specific references (whether directly quoted or paraphrased) from the text.

Length: 1-2 double-spaced pages (please do not exceed two pages).