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’s work explores the impact of this historically constituted ideological system on the construction of gender and the organization of domestic and political life in Muslim society today. A Note to the Western Beoynd. In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic mernlssi is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
fatia Skip to services menu. Get to Know Us. Beyond the Veil, Faatima Edition: Working at the courts in my conservative Gulf country, I witnessed cases in which women “self-determinedly” divorced their husbands, who could not satisfy them sexually.
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. Mernissi does a good job in questioning the general notions and misconceptions widespread in her days about religion and the inferiority of women. This can only be accomplished, she maintains, through a radical overhaul of beyon 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.
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This book really raises some serious, thought-provoking questions regarding female sexual status, and sexual self-determination in Arab-Muslim societies. Turning her attention to the Arab world today, Mernissi situates the “woman fatkma within a more inclusive framework that links it to problems of political legitimacy, social stagnation, and the absence of democracy.
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.
Mernissi’s work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and mernlssi status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture. Recent Posts Further Feminist Readings? Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.
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 mernissj of years old. Returning to Morocco, she joined the sociology department at Mohammed V University.
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She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. Email required Address never made public. Please try again later.
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Quite the contrary, it affirms the potential equality between the sexes. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women. The Veil and the Male Elite: Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the hadithand reinterprets them from a feminist perspective.
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