1 answer to writing assignment 1: the ethnographic perspective—guests of the sheik (week 4) this assignment asks you to reflect on the ethnographic perspective through the experiences of elizabeth fernea as described in her book, guests of the sheik: an ethnography of an iraqi village. Fernea's journal account of her stay in the small iraqi town is an intriguing account of the day-to-day life of the women in the tribe she had to work very hard to be accepted into the social order of the tribe. Guests of the sheik by elizabeth warnock elizabeth fernea entered el nahra, iraq as an innocent bystander however, through her stay in the small muslim village, she gained cultural insight to be passed on about not only el nahra, but all foreign culture.
In guests of the sheik elizabeth warnock fernea (beeja) provides an overview of the gender-specific social constructs as to how women exercise influence in el nahra, iraq fernea's account comes from her own personal experience living as guest to the sheikh, and the encounters both she and her husband bob experience while living in the village. In this book elizabeth warnock fernea writes from a first hand perspective of her travels in rural iraq, and her daily experiences with the people that she there encountered living alongside her husband, an anthropologist, fernea's main focus was the lifestyles of the various women of the village. Elizabeth warnock fernea her husband, the anthropologist robert a fernea , was a large influence in her life fernea is commonly regarded as a pioneer for women in the field of middle east studies. The year was 1956 and elizabeth fernea struggling to carry her luggage and keep her black cloak on (abayah) entered the threshold of her new life in iraq and here begins her book, 'guests of the sheikh, an ethnography of an iraqi village'.
In 1950s, elizabeth joined her husband in the village of sheik where she experienced the ways and life of the women in the village, where her book was commonly regarded as a pioneer for women in the field of the middle east studies further noted by goodreadscom. Element of gender: a review of the literature through out middle east the lives of women appear to have no influencing role in society elizabeth fernea provides an survey of the traditions of an iraqi village in her book guests of the sheik. Guests of the sheik: ethnography of an iraqi village written in the late 1950's this is ethnography of a small village el nahra, in iraq elizabeth fernea, the author, is the new wife of an anthropologist, who joins her husband in iraq to do his graduate work. In an ethnography called, guest of the sheik, by elizabeth warnock fernea, she talks about her experiences in a small rural village of el nahra in southern iraq ethnography is comprised of the writings of the anthropologist, detailing the life ways of a particular culture, investigated by means.
Guests of the sheik programme de mail-a-book divertissement musique films programmes aujourd'hui services citoyenneté et immigration préparation à la. While most married women spend their post marital time deciding outfits for their honeymoon, fernea had no option but to make-do with one outfit only accompanying her anthropologist husband into this town of iraq, elizabeth fernea unveils the truth behind the veiled women and takes us into the glitz of the world and affairs wrapped under these. In the 1950's, american writer elizabeth warnock fernea spent the first two years of her marriage to fellow-american bob fernea, an anthropologist, in el nahra, a small village in southern iraq as guests of the shiek of the tribe this book is a personal narrative about life behind a veil in a community unaccustomed to western women.
B: guests of the sheik as an ethnography of an iraqi village elizabeth warnock fernea managed to be immersed in the cultural life of the shiite women in el nahra her interaction with those women helped her be more accurate in her descriptions of the ways they lived, talked and behaved. Elizabeth fernea, the author of guests of the sheik, was _____ the wife of an us american anthropologist who accompanied her husband to iraq the major problem that laila's mother faced was _______. Guests of the sheik: an ethnography of an iraqi village fernea iraq women society her life in the village of el nahra impacted her life greatly this book was. Guests of the sheik: an ethnography of an iraqi village by elizabeth warnock fernea starting at $099 guests of the sheik: an ethnography of an iraqi village has 1 available editions to buy at alibris.
Guests of the sheik [elizabeth warnock fernea] fernea to help us understand the mysterious world of the muslim women ps - this book is from the iraqi life in the. Elizabeth warnock fernea and her after writing guests of the sheik, her first book, i would recommend it to anyone curious about women's life in remote iraqi.
A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of elizabeth warnock 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 1 you are fatima, a middle-aged, middle-class woman in el nahra, iraq in 1954 you have met an american woman for the first time in your life, and have come to know her pretty well. Guests of the sheik and politics, gender, and the islamic past early in elizabeth warnock fernea's ethnography, guests of the sheik, a study of the women in a village named el nahra, the topic of gender roles in 1960's shi'i iraq receives scrutiny.