Book Reviews of Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Guests of the Sheik An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
ISBN-13: 9780385014854
ISBN-10: 0385014856
Publication Date: 10/1/1995
Pages: 368
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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This was the first ethnography from an Iraqi woman's point of view, written in the 1960's. It is a totally different world from the Iraq of today, and I found the story to be engaging and interesting.
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I had to read this book for my anthropology class, it's an interesting look at the women of a small Shiite village. It does move a little slow but I found it interesting to learn more about the Iraqi culture given the war right now.
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I really enjoyed this book. It gives an inside look into the life of women living behind the veils in Iraq prior to the Saddum era. It was pretty hard to put down. This was written in the late sixties, but I suspect many of the conditions these women faced are still present in the Middle East today.
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Even though this book was written in the 1960's, it is a wonderful book and ironically is still very true of todays world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed reading Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Bookseller of Kabul, as it is just as good as any of these books on Afghanistan life.
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Interesting insight into the tribal societies in rural Iraq during the 60's by the wife of an anthropologist who becomes an anthropologist in her own right.
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This was a wonderful visit into the life of a Harem in Iraq. Gave a fairly balanced view of a very different lifestyle than we have in the US. Just loved it.
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Very interesting and riveting book.