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

I am grateful to Ms. From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Global except USA and its dependencies Publication date: 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.

It reads like a long term paper, using terms like “symbolic capital” for “ideas”, for example although to be fair, this English version is a translation. Despite a fair amount of attention given to this book in the popular press a few years ago, it is not a book for a general audience.

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Join our email list. Join other followers. Email required Address never made public. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. This is a remarkably accessible book, for the western reader who is interested in understanding or beginning to understand the dynamics of modern Muslim society – it is written from within, but with the western reader in mind.


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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. Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Table of Contents Beyonx Women and Fundamentalism: Instead of complaining about the book and its outdated content, I think I’ll just go ahead and write a well-researched book on the same topic!

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Al Saqi Books- Families – pages. Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. The Best Books of 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. 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.

Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This book really raises some serious, thought-provoking questions regarding female sexual status, and sexual self-determination in Arab-Muslim societies. 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. Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland.

Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. 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. This book is really for political science or religious studies majors only. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries 9.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 12mm Menissi Submit to Film Festivals. In her book The Veil and the Male Elite first beyknd in French inshe critically examines the historical context of Muslim law and tradition and argues that the original message of the Prophet Muhammad, which called for equality between the sexes, has been misrepresented by later political leaders and religious scholars.

Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society. Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data.

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The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim beyons. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Since women are considered by Allah to be a destructive element, they are to be spatially confined and excluded from matters other than those of the family.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. She pursued merrnissi graduate education in the United States and in obtained a Ph.

Roots of the Modern Situation. Mernissi notes that “While Mernisai exploitation of the female [feminine principle] is cloaked under veils and hidden behind walls, Western exploitation has had the bad taste of being bare and over-exposed.