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Daughters of Tunis

Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City, 1st Edition

By Paula Holmes-Eber


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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 women's survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing, industrializing Muslim nation. Delineating three distinct network strategies, Holmes-Eber demonstrate

Table of Contents

1 Introduction -- 2 Men's and Women's Spaces in Tunis -- 3 Tea and Visits: Weaving the Web of Exchange -- 4 Marriage and Family: Miriam's Kin Exclusive Network -- 5 Sherifa's Street: Migration, Residence Patterns, and Kin Networks -- 6 Intimate Economies: Nura's Neighbor Network -- 7 Women's Religious Celebrations: Status, Class, and Hannan's Friendship Pattern -- 8 Conclusions

About the Author

Paula Holmes-Eber is a visiting scholar in Middle East Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General