Sabra Webber

Professor Emerita
Core Faculty
 
Sabra Weber is Professor in Department of Comparative Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC). 
 
  • Books and Monographs
    Books:
    1969. Lisagharina (“For Our Children”). Tunis: National Publishing House.
    1991. Romancing the Real: Folklore and Ethnographic Representation in North Africa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    1996. Fantasy or Ethnography: Irony and Collusion in Subaltern Representation. Papers in Comparative Studies, vol. 8. Columbus: Division of Comparative Studies. (co-editor with Margaret Lynd)
    Under Contract with Waveland Press. Folklore and the Disciplines.
    In Preparation. Traveler as Trickster: Sir Richard Burton and the Royal Anthropologicals.
     
  • Recent Articles
    1990. “Les fonctions communicatives des devinettes de Kelibia (Tunisie).” (“A sociostructural analysis of Tunisian Riddles.”) Journal of the Institute des Belles Lettres Arabes (IBLA). 53 (166): 1-21.
    1993. “Canonicity and Middle Eastern Folk Narrative.” Edebiyyat. NS 4:35-48.
    1996. “Comparative Cultural Studies: Irony, Collusion and Scholarly Practice.”Fantasy or Ethnography: Irony and Collusion in Subaltern Representation. Papers in Comparative Studies 8. (with Margaret Lynd)
    1997. “Romancer le reel: histoires populaires racontees a Kelibia, Tunisie.” Pages 221-230 in Espaces Publiques, Paroles Publiques au Maghreb et au Machrek. Edited by Hannah Davis Taieb, Rabia Bekkar, Jean-Claude David. Paris: Editions L’Harmattan. (with Hannah Davis Taieb)
    1998. “Middle East Studies and Subaltern Studies.” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 31(1): 11-16.
    1999. “Tunisian Storytelling Today.” Pages 356-364 in Traditional Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook. Edited by Margaret Read MacDonald. London/Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
    2001 “Connaissance narrative et l'histoire d'un reve” (written in French and Arabic). Revue de l'Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes (IBLA) 187 (July 2001): 39-50.
    2004. “Arabic and Berber Oral Traditions in North Africa.” Pages 49-70 in The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    2005. “Humor and Religion: Humor and Islam.” Pages 4210-4218 in Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. Vol. 6. Edited by Lindsay Jones. Macmillan Reference USA.
    2007. “The Horror! The Horror!” A Response to Stanley Kurtz’ ‘Marriage and the Terror War,’ Part I. Anthropology News 48 (5): 17-18.
    2007. “The Horror! The Horror!” A Response to Stanley Kurtz’ ‘Marriage and the Terror War,’ Part II. Anthropology News 48 (6): 6-7
    2007. “Between Global Comparativism and Ethnographic Precision: Toward a Mediterranean Anthropology?” (“Entre vision globale comparatiste et précision ethnographique: vers une anthropologie méditerranéenne?”). Pages 207-222 in Terrains et savoirs actuels de l’anthropologie. Serie Anthropologie-Ethnologie 1. Tunis: Cahiers du C.E.R.E.S.

    Video Productions:
    2007. “Alan Jabbour Fiddling Around.” June, 2006. Copyright: Sabra J. Webber and The Ohio State University.
    2007. “A Cultured Man: The Arab American Family Immigration Saga of Dr. Alan Jabbour.” January, 2007. Copyright: Sabra J. Webber and The Ohio State University.
     
Areas of Expertise
  • Folklore
  • North Africa and the Arab world
Education
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology and Folklore, University of Texas, Austin

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