Nubian Women of West Aswan

Negotiating Tradition and Change

Anne M. Jennings

“Describes in detail the life cycle of a typical woman, including information on dress, infibulation, giving birth, childhood socialization, courtsh

English edition
182 pp.
18 b/w illus.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774162824
For sale only in the Middle East

16.95

“Describes in detail the life cycle of a typical woman, including information on dress, infibulation, giving birth, childhood socialization, courtship, marriage, and death. Descriptions of daily routines will bring the people of West Aswan alive to readers.” —International Journal of Middle East Studies “It is gratifying to welcome this Nubian ethnography from a scholar with Jennings’s empathetic concerns and privileged identity.” —Robert A. Fernea, MESA Bulletin In the nearly two decades since the first edition of this book was written, there have been dramatic changes both in the town of Aswan and among the devoutly Muslim Nubians of West Aswan. Anne Jennings’s revised and updated ethnography reflects those changes and also incorporates new material from archaeological/historical research and new literature on the impact of tourism, the work of Muslim women in the informal sector, and the interdependence of male and female domains.

Anne M. Jennings

Anne M. Jennings is a consulting cultural anthropologist.
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