BEYOND THE VEIL FATIMA MERNISSI PDF

From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in , Mernissi has sought to reclaim Fatima Mernissi. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as Regarded as a classic book in the United States, Beyond the Veil has never. An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, in which Fatima Mernissi argues that.

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Mernissi’s work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and merniss status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture.

She pursued her graduate education in the United States and in obtained a Ph. No eBook available Amazon. 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.

Mernissi’s recent work continues to challenge the traditional Muslim discourse on gender and the status of women. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Subscriber Services Contact Us Te. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the hadithand reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Selected pages Title Page. References to this book Thinking about Women: If Muslims want gender equality and justice, they have ebyond work for it.

Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women. Ghe 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.

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In this book I want to demonstrate that there is a fundamental contradiction between Islam as interpreted in official policy and equality between the sexes. This site uses cookies. Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. For Mernissi, Islamic sexual ideology is predicated on a belief in women’s inherent sexual power which, if left uncontrolled, would wreak havoc on the male-defined social order; hence the necessity to control women’s sexuality and to safeguard Muslim society through veiling, segregation, and the legal subordination of women.

In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes. Media Beyond the Veil. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues Turning her attention to the Arab world today, Mernissi situates the “woman question” within a more inclusive framework that links it to problems of political legitimacy, social stagnation, and the absence of democracy.

The Veil and the Male Elite: Womens Liberation in Muslim Countries. Introduction to the Revised Edition Preface: MaleFemale Dynamics in a Muslim Society. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries. Sex and Marriage Before Islam.

A Note to the Western Reader. In her new introduction, she argues that women’s invasion of the plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, as show anchors and film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power.

She is a recognized public figure in ceil own country and abroad, especially in France, where she is well known in feminist circles. Husband and Wife 7.

Fatima Mernissi studied political science and sociology at Mohammed V University where she is now a researcher. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries 9. The early Muslimahs were strong, powerful, independent women! Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Mernjssi. In her fatuma The Veil and the Male Elite first published in French inshe critically examines the historical context of Muslim law and tradition and argues that the fatia message of the Prophet Muhammad, which called for equality between the sexes, has been misrepresented by later political leaders and religious scholars.

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Returning to Morocco, she joined the sociology department at Mohammed V University.

Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Search by title, author, keyword or ISBN. Andersen Snippet view – Her most recent book, Islam and Democracy: Interviews with Moroccan Women. Soros Oria April 4, at 7: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy.

Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society – Fatima Mernissi – Google Books

Her book Doing Daily Battle is a collection of annotated interviews with Moroccan women who present a lucid account of the painful reality of their lives as they struggle against poverty, illiteracy, and sexual oppression. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Drawing on popular source materials, Mernissi explores the disorientating effects of modern life on male-female relations, looks at the male-female unit as a basic element of the structure of the Muslim world.

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