"Peaks of Yemen I Summon" and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $33.95
  • Save: $3.97 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
"Peaks of Yemen I Su... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Pages are smooth and clear, with minimal folds or creases. Faint smudging on book edges. Minor to moderate page curl. Pages and covers have minimal (less than 10% of text) marks/highlighting. Minor to moderate surface and edge wear to cover includes rubbing to edges. *** Ships from Amazon! Thanks!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

"Peaks of Yemen I Summon": Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemeni Tribe Paperback – May 24, 1993


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$18.63
Paperback
"Please retry"
$29.98
$25.98 $2.83

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$29.98 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

"Peaks of Yemen I Summon": Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemeni Tribe + Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation
Price for both: $42.73

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"[Caton's] linguistic and poetic analyses are thorough and pointed, without belaboring the fluid prose of his ethnography. . . . Caton goes a long way to demonstrate that oral literature is not merely reflective, but is constitutive of ideology and worldview. . . . [He] has done a superb job of persuading us of the power of poetry in social creation."--Deborah A. Kapchan, "Middle East and South Asia Folklore Bulletin

From the Inside Flap

"Caton's study joins a brilliant ethnography of tribal poetic tradition with a discussion of central issues in anthropological thought."—Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (May 24, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520082613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520082618
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bob Newman VINE VOICE on March 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
The number of books written on Napoleon or the American Civil War exceeds the imagination. Diets, dogs, and data processing are often found on the shelves too. But then there are topics nobody ever thinks of taking up until one brave soul decides to give it a try. Over time, anthropology has moved closer to literature, using literary analysis and discourse. Steven Caton has combined research and thought on disparate, sometimes esoteric topics into a complex and fascinating book on the place of poetry in tribal Yemeni culture. I would be lying if I said it were easy to read. I imagine that the number of people who NEED to read or who WANT to read Caton's book is exceedingly small. Yemen is not even central to the thoughts of most anthropologists in the world. Thus, not only do you need to care about Yemen, but you should also have some expertise in poetry, in aesthetics, in ideas about social construction of self, and in such intellectual exercises as cultural theory and the poetic process. Though I am an anthropologist with an amateur interest in Yemen, I still came to this book lacking most of these things. I found it mighty rough going. Some academics and a few graduate students are probably the majority of Caton's readership. Too bad.
PEAKS OF YEMEN I SUMMON is an extraordinarily interesting work. It's not simply an ethnography of poetry in Yemeni society, though it could be called that; it's an attempt to tackle larger issues about ways of becoming a Yemeni man, about poetry and identity, about poetry and cultural change. Yemeni tribespeople, at least 20 years ago, used poetry as a vital weapon in life's battles---for honor, prestige, and persuasion.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary mcdonald on February 2, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
thanks
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again