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Title: Negotiating intimacy : emotion, gender and tourists among Tarabiin Bedouins of the South Sinai, Egypt
Author: Wickering, Deborah Jane
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 0230
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1996
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This thesis examines issues of intimacy, emotion and love in relationships that Tarablin Bedouins make with each other, as well as with tourists who come to the Sinai. Its analysis is qualitative its method is participant observation and involvement and its perspective is gendered, situated among women in a sexually segregated society. It considers ethnographic as well as Bedouin concepts and categories of love. Using several stories, it analyzes sexual development and the gendered nature of knowledge. It considers the invisibility of the female in theories of honour and shame which conventionally frame our understanding of Arab social structure, and compares this perspective with the Tarablin practice of invisibility. It looks at boundaries of social space between Bedouins and foreigners, and between men and women.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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