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Description - Daughters of Tunis by Paula Holmes-Eber

An innovative ethnography that uses the personal stories of four Tunisian women to explore womens experiences in a developing Muslim nation. . Daughters of Tunis is an innovative ethnography that carefully weaves the words and intimate, personal stories of four Tunisian women and their families with a statistical analysis of womens survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing, industrializing Muslim nation. Delineating three distinct network strategies, Holmes-Eber demonstrates the public role of neighborhoods as informal social security systems, and the impact of womens education, class and migration on womens resources and networks. An engaging, warm, and oftentimes humorous portrait of Muslim womens responses to development, Daughters of Tunis is an exciting new approach to ethnography: merging the historically disparate methods of both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813339443
ISBN-10: 0813339448
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paula Holmes-Eber

Paula Holmes-Eber is a visiting scholar in Middle East Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. She holds a PhD from Northwestern (1991) and was formerly an assistant professor in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught courses in peoples and cultures of the Islamic Middle East, gender and family in the Middle East, and women and development, among other courses.

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