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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This revised and updated version finally fills that gap. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Koran Interpreted, a translation by A.

Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Tye Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women’s power.

From she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Rabat, and has since been a member of the research centre of Mohammed V University there. The updated Introduction is very helpful but I would like to see a more recently updated Preface to the book. Sexual Ethics and Islam: Notify me of new comments via email.

Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition

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. Read more Read merjissi. Account Options Sign in.


Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial. From inside the book. Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith and Jurisprudence.

Andersen Snippet view – The Forgotten Queens Of Islam. Can’t wait to read all the pages. Customers who bought this item also bought. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and male-focused. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Showing of 12 reviews. Global except USA and its dependencies Publication date: Notify me of new posts vel email. Rather, it is a construction of the ulama ‘, the male jurists-theologians who manipulated and distorted the religious texts in order to preserve the patriarchal system.

Quite the contrary, it vei the potential equality between the sexes.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. She writes regularly on women’s issues in the popular press, participates in public debates promoting the cause of Muslim vwil internationally, and has supervised the publication of a series of books on the legal status of women in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Women’s oppression, she maintains, is due to the political manipulation of religion by powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Beyond the Veil : Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society

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Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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These are women who were breaking new ground in male-female relations in but we don’t get to hear what their experience was. The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries.

In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity. 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. Table of Contents Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: English Choose a language for shopping.

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