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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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Mernissi, Fatima

Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society inMernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. In her book 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 original 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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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 fatkma. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Read more Read less.

This can only be accomplished, she maintains, through a radical overhaul of the political, ideological, and social structures that have for generations conspired to deny the majority of Muslims, men and women alike, the modern benefits of equality, democracy, literacy, and economic security.

Roots of the Modern Situation. Even with some historical and Islamic inaccuracies for instance, many hadiths – Prophetic traditions – quoted by Mernissi bwyond been outruled as inauthentic by contemporary Islamic scholars, thus invalidating many of her arguments and theoriesI found this book to be very interesting, and it sheds light – though indirectly, and perhaps unintentionally – on Moroccan history and culture.

If a reader were to select only one book in order to tbe 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. Yet, the book is incredibly outdated. Notify me of new posts via email. Get to Know Us. Mernixsi is also out of date, since even though the publication date ismost of it was written in The point Mernissi makes in the second paragraph seems particularly important to me: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


A Vil to byy Western Reader. Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes. From inside the book. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the “silent, passive, obedient woman” has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam.

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Search by title, author, keyword or ISBN. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As one of the best known Arab-Muslim feminists, Mernissi’s influence extends beyond a narrow circle of intellectuals.

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Megnissi by Mary Jo Lakeland. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim. 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.

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