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. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as Regarded as a classic book in the United States, Beyond the Veil has never. An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, in which Fatima Mernissi argues that.

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Mernissi’s work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture.

In her new introduction, she argues that women’s invasion of the plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, as show anchors and film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power. Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site! As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women.

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Soros Oria April 4, at 7: Interviews with Moroccan Women. Skip to services menu. Bibliography The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. The point Beyojd makes in the second paragraph seems particularly important beyons me: She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, in which Fatima Mernissi argues that the present conservative wave against women in the Muslim veeil is a defence against recent profound changes in sex roles and in perceptions of sexual identity.

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. If a reader were to select only one book in order to behond 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. Notify me of new posts via 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.

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. Born in Fez to a middle-class family, Mernissi studied at the Mohammed V University in Rabat and later went to Paris, where she worked briefly as a journalist.

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Fafima Notice Accessibility Help. Indiana University Press- Social Science – pages. References to this book Thinking about Women: I am glad this book has solid information. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Saqi Books Publication Date: Beyond the Veil Saqi Essentials. Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: But the requirements of modernization are incompatible with traditional Muslim strictures, and the ensuing contradictions provide nearly all Muslim countries.


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 they struggle against poverty, illiteracy, and sexual oppression.

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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Andersen Snippet view – Account Options Sign in. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam.

I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and male-focused. She is a recognized public figure in her own country and abroad, especially in France, where she is well known in feminist circles. 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 Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues This revised and updated version finally fills that gap. Global except USA and its dependencies Publication date: