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Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock 1927-2008

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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Guests of the Sheik : an ethnography of an Iraqi village by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with newlywed Fernea's journey with her husband to the village where they will be living. It speaks of her misgivings about being such an outsider, entering such an unfamiliar environment, and shows her resentment at beginning her marriage living in a two-room mud hut with no plumbing. The story is one of a U.S. woman learning how to live in an environment which is entirely alien to her. ... Her description of village life is very much filtered through her own perceptions as a 1950's-era American woman. ... It is a story not only of rural Iraqi culture, but also of Fernea's personal development as she learns how to fit in. As the story unfolds, Fernea covers her observations of the day-to-day life of the women in the tribe, the process of slowly making friends with them as she learns their language, and the local Shiite religious observances that she had the opportunity to observe. She talks about the veiling of women, the practice of polygamy in that village, the hard manual labor that is part of everyone's life, the religious customs, the food that people eat, the structure of society, and the encroachment of modern "civilized" life on the traditional rural culture. -- From (Nov. 15, 2016)
Middle Eastern Muslim women speak( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of autobiographical and biographical writings by and about Middle Eastern women. Many of the selections have been translated by the editors from Arabic, Persian, or French; they not only represent real women from a wide range of occupations, points of view, and socioeconomic status, but also touch on major themes in the contemporary Muslim world
Women and the family in the Middle East : new voices of change( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om kvinder, familien og det omgivende samfund i Mellemøsten
In search of Islamic feminism : one woman's global journey by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Americans. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish? Now, traveling throughout Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as Islamic communities in the United States, acclaimed Arab Studies scholar and bestselling author Elizabeth Fernea sets out to answer that question. Fernea's dialogue with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances prompts a range of diverse and unpredictable responses, but in every country she visits, women demonstrate they are anything but passive. In Iraq, we see an 85 percent literacy rate among women; in Egypt, we see women owning their own farms; and in Jerusalem, we see women at the very forefront of peacemaking efforts. Poor or rich, educated or illiterate, these women define their own needs, solve their own problems, and determine the boundaries of their own very real, very viable feminisms.-- Publisher description
The Arab world : personal encounters by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab world : forty years of change by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vast political and economic shifts have transformed the Middle East since the 1985 edition of this award-winning work: the end of the Cold War, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Lebanese civil war; the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War; and the historic 1993 peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians, to name just a few. Which is why Robert A. and Elizabeth Warnock Fernea felt a need to return to the towns and cities they had written about - in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and on the West Bank - to see just how these changes had affected the people who live there. Taking the reader beyond the corridors of power to the most candid of kitchen-table confidences, the authors succeed brilliantly in revealing the human face of the Arab world
Year of the elephant : a Moroccan woman's journey toward independence, and other stories by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France. This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran."--Website of University of Texas Press (Oct. 31, 2010)
A view of the Nile by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations made by the author after a six-year stay in Egypt during the mid-1900's
Children in the Muslim Middle East by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East has been undergoing vast social and economic change, but in all reports available today, little attention has been paid to the situation of children. The purpose of this book is to help readers better understand the children of the Middle East to give a sense of their lives today and a sense of attitudes toward children and their problems held by leaders, writers, parents, teachers, and social scientists. This book contains 41 works about children, translated from several languages and presented in many genres, scholarly articles (in social science, history, and literature), poetry, speeches, proverbs, interviews, short stories, folk tales, and lullabies. Fifteen countries are represented in the collection: Kuwait, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Sudan, Iraq, and Occupied Territories. The book has eight parts: (1) "Introduction," discussing the Muslim religion, urgent children's issues, and a code of children's rights; (2) "Growing Up," discussing adoption, lullabies, child care and orphanages; (3) "Children's Health," discussing child mortality, female mutilation, and women's laments for children who have died; (4) "Children and Work," discussing children as economic investments, social security, and case studies of working children; (5) "Children's Education," discussing nursery school, early grades, and textbooks; (6) "Children, Politics, and War," discussing children's rights, attitudes, and participation in combat; (7) "Children and Play, Children and the Arts," discussing children's games, songs, and poetry; and (8) "Conclusion," discussing the new social classes. The book ends with a brief biographical sketch of each contributor. (Amc)
The Struggle for peace : Israelis and Palestinians( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The determination of ordinary people to end regional and global conflicts is a powerful force for peace in today's world. The Struggle for Peace explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are working for peace. New essays by noted scholars are juxtaposed with profiles of individual Israelis and Palestinians involved in peace activism. What emerges is a fresh perspective on the prospects for peace in this troubled area. Coordinated with the documentary film of the same name, the book is designed as a tool for the study of conflict resolution generally and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular. The twelve original essays deal with the issues from different disciplinary perspectives: political science (Yehoshafat Harkabi, A.R. Norton, Muhammad Muslih, and Robert Vitalis); history (Avraham Zilkha and Joel Beinin); anthropology (Robert Rubinstein); sociology (Salim Tamari); film (Steven Talley); law (Edward Sherman); and international peacekeeping (Christian Harleman). The human side of the struggle is presented through brief biographies and portraits of twenty-five ordinary Israelis and Palestinians involved in peace activities in Israel and the West Bank. Both film and book are components of a larger educational project, Perspectives on Peace: The Middle East, directed by Elizabeth Fernea, a scholar of Middle Eastern society. Mary E. Hocking is author of Islam: The Religious and Political Life of a World Community, part of a print-audio course sponsored by National Public Radio
Remembering childhood in the Middle East : memoirs from a century of change( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, a well-known writer of books and documentary films about women and the family in the Middle East, has collected stories of childhoods spent in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. The accounts span the entire twentieth century, a full range of ethnicities and religions, and the social spectrum from aristocracy to peasantry. They are grouped by eras, for which Fernea provides a concise historical sketch, and include a brief biography of each contributor. The introduction by anthropologist Robert A. Fernea sets the memoirs in the larger context of Middle Eastern life and culture."
Middle Eastern women and the invisible economy by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Veiled revolution( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egyptian women were the first Arab women to march in political demonstrations (1919), the first to take off their veils publicly (1923), and the first to receive free secular education (1924). But today the educated grandaughters of those early Arab feminists are returning to Islamic dress, complete with full face veil and gloves. A veiled revolution considers possible reasons for this turn back to tradition-- the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism, the rejection of western values-- as Egyptian women speak out."
Wild thorns by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild thorns is a chronicle of life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. As the novel opens, Usama, a young Palestinian, is returning there from the gulf, where he has been working as a translator. A supporter of the resistance movement, he has come home on a mission : to blow up the buses that transport Palestianian workers into Israel every day. But Usama finds a far more complicated reality than he had expected : he is shocked to discover that many of his fellow citizens have adjusted to life under military rule. Bruised by harsh exchanges with friends and family, his mind now torn, he sets out to accomplish his mission anyway, with disastrous results. -- Provided by publisher
Nubian ethnographies by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in historic Cairo : past and present in an Islamic city( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film portrays al-Darb al-Ahmar, a section in the heart of the old city. Conceived to accompany this book, "Living in historic Cairo", the film follows several interwoven restoration projects undertaken in Cairo. The projects combine conservation with social, cultural and economic neighbourhood schemes. Directed by Maysoon Pachachi and produced by Elizabeth Fernea. Echo Productions, c2001
Some Women of Marrakech( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overall survey of the life and conditions of Muslim women in Marrakech, Morocco, especially in light of Islamic teachings
Saints and spirits( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on how a group of Moroccan Muslims view their worship of saints and spirits as part of the wider Islamic tradition. Filmed events include an annual ritual celebration, a pilgrimage to a saint's shrine in the mountains and the veneration of a new saint's shrine in a small plains village
Texas women in politics( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Price of change by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that the modern Egyptian women have more choices today in family planning, education and careers. But for the poor and uneducated, the new status often creates double responsibilities at home and at work
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea American anthropologist, writer and filmmaker

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea Amerikaans antropologe (1927-2008)

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea US-amerikanische Anthropologin, spezialisiert in: Mittlerer Osten

Fernea, E. W. 1927-

Fernea, E.W. 1927-2008

Fernea, Elizabeth

Fernea, Elizabeth 1927-2008

Fernea, Elizabeth W.

Fernea, Elizabeth W. 1927-

Fernea, Elizabeth W., 1927-2008

Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock 1927-2008

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Middle Eastern Muslim women speakIn search of Islamic feminism : one woman's global journeyThe Arab world : personal encountersThe Arab world : forty years of changeYear of the elephant : a Moroccan woman's journey toward independence, and other storiesChildren in the Muslim Middle EastRemembering childhood in the Middle East : memoirs from a century of changeMiddle Eastern women and the invisible economy