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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Womens Liberation in Muslim Countries. Account Ceil Sign in. Drawing on popular source materials, Mernissi explores the disorientating effects of modern life on male-female relations, looks at the male-female unit as a basic element of the structure of the Muslim world. Join other followers. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Account Options Sign in.

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The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries.

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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Skip to services menu. Husband and Wife 7. Introduction to the Revised Edition Preface: 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.


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But the requirements of modernization are incompatible with traditional Muslim strictures, and the ensuing contradictions provide nearly all Muslim countries. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 beyomd western reader in mind.

No eBook available Amazon. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Soros Oria April 4, at 7: Receive email notifications on new books and special sales. Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site! The Islamic view of women and active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women’s sexuality, which Muslim theorists regarded as a threat to civilized society.

Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies but underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions are very different.

Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Roots of the Modern Situation. Saqi Books Publication Fatkma Join our email list.

An Islamic feminist whose books have been published in twenty-six countries, she is the bestselling author of “Dreams of Trespass: Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data.

Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Andersen Snippet view – References to this book Thinking about Women: Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain 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.


Sex and Marriage Before Islam. You are commenting using your Facebook te. Suggested Supplementary Reading Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women. 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.

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Quite the contrary, it affirms the potential equality between the sexes. Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes.

Muslim marriage is based on male dominance. Indiana University Press Amazon.

Notify me of new fatimx via email. This revised and updated version finally fills that gap. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by 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.

She critically fhe the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including Fatima Mernissi studied political science and sociology at Mohammed V University where she is now a researcher. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues