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Drieskens, Barbara

Overview
Works: 15 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 1,653 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Folklore  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: HT149.5, 323.6091732
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Drieskens
Narratives of truth in Islamic law by Baudouin Dupret( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth, in legal terms, is the version of "what happened" which carries most authority. This original and thought-provoking book looks at how this narrative is constructed in Muslim societies, and which truths are privileged over others in constructing it. Looking at a range of contrasting case studies, from Sharia courts to inquiries into police abuse, this book explores how ordinary stories are transformed into authoritative truths
Cities of the south : citizenship and exclusion in the twenty-first century( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with djinns : understanding and dealing with the invisible in Cairo by Barbara Drieskens( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The djinn is an invisible spirit with a will of its own that may hide in the bathroom, lurk in dark alleys or under staircases to seep through the pores of its victims and possess them. Djinns have long been an explanation for illness and misfortune and an excuse for unconventional behaviour." "Barbara Drieskens has conducted extensive research among lower-middle class families in Cairo today to see how modern Egyptians make a place for these ancient beings in their busy lives. She recounts the impact of djinns on both men and women, as these spirits are not restricted (or do not restrict themselves) to the domestic world of women." "Given that djinns can be anywhere - within the body of the possessed or anywhere outside them - Drieskens pays particular attention to concepts of person and space. She also explores the importance of storytelling in Egyptian society and recounts first-hand experiences of djinns and possession in this unique ethnographic study."--Jacket
Les métamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient( )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les métamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les métamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient by Barbara Drieskens( )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis plusieurs années, les démographes attirent notre attention sur la montée du célibat, la réduction de l'écart d'âge entre partenaires et les fluctuations du taux de divorce dans le Moyen-Orient contemporain. Cet ouvrage rassemble diverses contributions visant à rendre compte des implications de tous ces phénomènes sur les idées et les pratiques sous-jacentes aux données quantitatives. Mariages collectifs, mariages civils, mariages temporaires ou secrets : autant de nouveaux paradigmes matrimoniaux qui semblent progressivement s'imposer. Mais sont-ils vraiment nouveaux, et à quels besoins viennent-ils répondre ? Qu'en est-il de l'intervalle croissant qui sépare l'adolescence du mariage ? Que dire du célibat comme choix mais aussi comme réalité imposée par des contraintes socio-économiques ? Où en sont la politique du mariage et la promotion de l'unité familiale stable comme fondement de l'ordre social ? Les différents chapitres de cet ouvrage ne forment qu'un point de départ pour l'exploration des possibles réponses à ces questions
Armenian cuisine by Aline Kamakian( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les métamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient by Jessica Carlisle( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis plusieurs années, les démographes attirent notre attention sur la montée du célibat, la réduction de l'écart d'âge entre partenaires et les fluctuations du taux de divorce dans le Moyen-Orient contemporain. Cet ouvrage rassemble diverses contributions visant à rendre compte des implications de tous ces phénomènes sur les idées et les pratiques sous-jacentes aux données quantitatives. Mariages collectifs, mariages civils, mariages temporaires ou secrets : autant de nouveaux paradigmes matrimoniaux qui semblent progressivement s'imposer. Mais sont-ils vraiment nouveaux, et à quels besoins viennent-ils répondre? Qu'en est-il de l'intervalle croissant qui sépare l'adolescence du mariage? Que dire du célibat comme choix mais aussi comme réalité imposée par des contraintes socio-économiques? Où en sont la politique du mariage et la promotion de l'unité familiale stable comme fondement de l'ordre social? Les différents chapitres de cet ouvrage ne forment qu'un point de départ pour l'exploration des possibles réponses à ces questions
Les metamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient, volume papier( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

De wereld verlaten: uit het geheugen van de Bijloke by Ann Casiman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Misbehaviour of the Possessed : on Spirits, Morality and the Person by Barbara Drieskens( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Man, vrouw of hermaphroditus? by Barbara Drieskens( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultus en voorstellingen van de god Hermaphroditus, een personage uit de Griekse en Romeinse mythologie en iconografie die beide geslachten in zich verenigt
A Cairene Way of Reconciling by Barbara Drieskens( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law (Library of Islamic law ; v. 2) by Barbara Drieskens( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les métamorphoses du mariage au Moyen-Orient, volume papier( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cities of the south : citizenship and exclusion in the twenty-first century
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English (38)

French (11)

Dutch (2)