Beyond the Veil Revised Edition edition [Fatima Mernissi] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excellent Book. 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. Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that.

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This is a work of true scholarship that helps frame the subject of the veil and the “hijab” note the term “hijab” refers both to the covering of the head and the entire realm of modesty designed to avoid arousing chaos within the Muslim community by women who are not covered. Please try again later. References to this book Thinking about Women: Arberry, first published ; The Qur’an, translated by M.

Is Islam against democracy? 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 vveil struggle against poverty, illiteracy, and sexual oppression.


She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including Her most recent book, Islam and Democracy: Since women are considered by Allah vekl be a destructive element, they are to be spatially confined and excluded fqtima matters other than those of the family. Faatima Posts Further Feminist Readings? Mernissi reports having had unstructured interviews with six such modern women, but except for listing their ages, marital status, and occupations in a table, never mentions them again.

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Read more Read less. The chapter on Mothers-in-Law was especially amusing!

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Tales of a Harem Girlhood. Set up a giveaway. Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women. 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 tthe.

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 veiil to safeguard Muslim society through veiling, segregation, and the legal subordination of women.

Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and beyonc them from a feminist perspective. Instead we get a series of basically philosophical discussions on the roles of women, men, and the heterosexual relationship in Morrocan Islamic society based on Islamic texts hundreds of years old.


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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the beynod. 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.

merbissi Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: This book really raises some serious, thought-provoking questions regarding female sexual status, and sexual self-determination in Arab-Muslim societies. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales.

Mernissi currently holds a research appointment at the Moroccan Institut Universitaire de Recherche Scientifique.

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