Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)

Updated Edition With a New PrefaceLila Abu Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings The poems are haunting, the evocation of

Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

Rarely do science and literature come together in the same book When they do as in Charles Darwin s On the Origin of Species, for example they become classics, quoted and studied by scholars and the general public alike Margaret Mead accomplished this remarkable feat not once but several