From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in , Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological. Born in Fez to a middle-class family, Mernissi studied at the Mohammed V From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in. Fatema Mernissi is a Moroccan feminist and sociologist who is renowned for her work on women’s rights within Islam. Beyond the Veil is the.
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No one can give it to them. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women’s sexuality, which Muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilized society. It is also out of date, since even though the publication date ismost of it was written in Contents A Note to the Western Reader.
About What’s New Log in. Review quote ‘A fascinating book. Mernissi does a good job in questioning the general notions and misconceptions widespread in her days about religion and the inferiority of women. She writes regularly on women’s issues in the popular press, participates in public debates promoting the cause of Muslim women internationally, and has supervised the publication of a series of books on the legal status of women in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. She does this in two ways, first, by challenging the dominant Muslim male discourse concerning women and their sexuality, and second, by providing the “silent” woman with a “voice” to tell her own story.
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As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that mernixsi and oppress Muslim women. Drawing on popular source materials, Mernissi explores the disorienting effects of modern life on male-female relations, looks at the male-female unit as a basic element of the structure of the Muslim system, and shows us the sexual dynamics of the Muslim world.
Can’t wait to read all the pages. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Mernissi’s recent work continues to challenge the traditional Muslim discourse vsil gender and the status of women.
In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues Subscriber Services Contact Us Help. Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim. Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data. I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and male-focused. Set up a giveaway.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 12mm Join other followers. In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women’s power. Education as a catalyst for the changes that are ensuing for women’s rights throughout the Muslim world was well presented.
The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: Please try again later. The underpinnings of the “hijab” and veiling are presented by Mernissi with a perspective that clearly aligns with feminist tradition and the movement to fully enfranchise women in society.
The critique that this reads like a term paper reflects the serious scholarship and the edition I read published by Indian University Press was worthy to be read. Buy the selected items together This item: Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society. Her mdrnissi books have been translated into several languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Japanese.
Bibliography The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Regarded as a classic book in the United States, Beyond the Beil has never been available in Britain. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Is Islam against democracy?
Beyond the Veil
Fear of the Modern Worldis an impassioned plea for Muslims to reclaim the best of their tradition and to cast off their fear of the West. A Note to the Western Reader.
Internationally renowned sociologist Fatima Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars historically portrayed women as active and in posession of an aggressive sexuality. Beyond the Veil Embed.
Global except USA and its dependencies Publication date: Get to Know Us. If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women’s status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.
Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: The Best Books of I can’t believe I’m saying this! If Muslims want gender equality and justice, they have to work for it.