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Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

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Elizabeth Warnock Fernea teaches English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Robert A. Fernea, have traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Arab Peninsula and are the co-authors of The Arab World.


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The Arab World

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and Robert A. Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 16, 1997
Price: $17.95

In the decade since Anchor first published Elizabeth and Robert Fernea’s award-winning The Arab World: Personal Encounters, vast political and economic shifts have taken place: the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the Lebanese civil war; the outbreak of the Gulf War; the historic 1993 peace accords between Israel and the... Read more >
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The Arab World

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and Robert A. Fernea


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Guests of the Sheik
An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $17.00

In this absorbing account, Elizabeth Fernea examines the daily lives of women in a small rural village in southern Iraq. For two years, Fernea lived in El Nahra, Southern Iraq, where, in addition to cultural norms such as polygamy, no social communications between women and men are allowed. This ethnographic study... Read more >
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Guests of the Sheik
An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $14.99

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $15.95

To most Americans, the very idea of “Islamic feminism” would seem a contradiction in terms. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force Muslim women to accept male authority unconditionally. In In Search of Islamic Feminism, Elizabeth Fernea—acclaimed scholar, author of... Read more >
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