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DISCUSSION
VEILED SENTIMENTS
IMPORTANT CONCEPTS FROM
VEILED SENTIMENTS
• CODE OF HONOR
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AGL (SELF-CONTROL)
IDEALS OF AUTONOMY & EQUALITY
MORAL VIRTUE
HASHAM (SHAME & VOLUNTARY
DEFERENCE) – P. 117
• VEILING – SEXUAL MODESTY,
DEFERENCE
• GHINNAWAS “DISCOURSES OF
SENTIMENT” – P. 248, 252
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9-11
• Since 9-11, negative attitudes
about Muslims proliferate
– How might principles of the Bedouin
Code of Honor be used to present a
less biased viewpoint?
GENDER INEQUALITY
• Cultural Relativism vs. Veiling
– If we apply cultural relativism
(respect cultural differences),
do we devalue gender equality?
Ginnewas
• Gennewas as “veiled sentiments”
– Do you agree or disagree that these
are a form of women’s resistance?
Why?
– Why are these acceptable if they
violate the Code of Honor?
Cultural Identity
• Government sedentarization—
• Bedouin no longer practice
pastoral nomadism
– How has this affected their culture &
identity?

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