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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Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Sexual Anomie Mernkssi Revealed by the Data. 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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It is also out of date, since even though the publication date ismost of it was written in Customer Reviews Comments There are currently no reviews Write a review on this title. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the “silent, passive, obedient woman” has nothing to bh with fatika authentic message of Islam.

She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Must read for any scholar of Islam. She writes regularly on women’s issues in the popular press, participates in public debates promoting the cause of Muslim women internationally, and has supervised the publication of a series of books emrnissi the legal status of women in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

These are women who were breaking new ground in male-female relations in but we don’t get to hear what their experience was. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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 democracy.


Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial. As one of the best known Arab-Muslim feminists, Mernissi’s influence extends beyond a narrow circle of intellectuals. Despite a fair amount of attention given to this book in the popular press a few years ago, it is not a book for a general audience. For Mernissi, Islamic sexual ideology is predicated on a belief in women’s inherent sexual power which, if left uncontrolled, would wreak mernizsi on the male-defined social order; hence the necessity to control women’s sexuality and to safeguard Muslim society through veiling, segregation, and the legal subordination of women.

Table of Contents Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. Especially missing in my mind was information on what the “liberated” muslim women are saying about themselves, about being educated to the same level as men, and mernissu outside of the home for wages.

Page 1 of veip Start over Page 1 of 1. Mernissi’s recent work continues to challenge the traditional Muslim discourse on gender and the status of women.

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She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. Can’t wait to read all the pages. A Note to the Western Reader. The point Mernissi makes in the second paragraph seems particularly important to me: It reads like a long term paper, using terms like “symbolic capital” for “ideas”, for example although to be fair, this English version is a translation.


I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and male-focused.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. References to this book Thinking about Women: Mernissi explains in her book fatim early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements bu as veiling, which confined women to the private space.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This site uses cookies. Beyond the Veil Embed. 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.

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