The Traditional Women of the Mediterranean Island of Djerba (North Africa): A Narrative Anthropology

The Traditional Women of the Mediterranean Island of Djerba (North Africa): A Narrative Anthropology

By: Zakia Mrabet-Robana (author)Mixed Media

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This study is a holistic analysis of Djerha's female culture and customs, from agricultural practices and dietary traditions to rites of marriage and widowhood. This work contains oral testimonies of the oldest women in Midoun community, as well as documentation of folksongs, ceremonies and traditions. A CD with full color pictures and descriptions of material culture is included.

Contents

I. Introduction; II. Why Women Only / Hypothesis of Study; III. Methodology; IV. The Challenge; V. Midoun in the North-East of the Island; VI. Agriculture / Harvest; VII. Economic Concepts; VIII. Religious Celebrations and Rituals Raas; IX. Food: Its Meaning and Celebration; X. The Wedding and Its Different Aspects; XI. Giving Birth; XII. The Circumcision; XIII. Idda Rituals in the Djerbian Tradition; XIV. Conclusion; XV. Translation of Songs and Proverbs; Glossary; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773413078
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780773413078
  • ISBN10: 0773413073

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