From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in , Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological. Born in Fez to a middle-class family, Mernissi studied at the Mohammed V From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in. Fatema Mernissi is a Moroccan feminist and sociologist who is renowned for her work on women’s rights within Islam. Beyond the Veil is the.

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Please try again later. 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. Women and Gender in Islam: This is not a light, superficial examination.

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Muslim marriage is based on male dominance. As one of the best known Arab-Muslim feminists, Mernissi’s influence extends beyond a narrow circle of intellectuals. I’d like to read thd book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Email Subscription Enter your jernissi address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. She is a recognized public figure in her own country and abroad, especially in France, where she is well known in feminist circles.

Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Bibliography The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: Media Beyond the Veil.


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Can’t wait to read all the pages. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including Ships from and sold by Amazon. I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and menrissi. Al Saqi Books- Families – pages. Her major books have been translated into several languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Japanese.

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This book is really for political science or religious studies majors only. Sexual Anomie As 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. 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.

The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries. Customer Reviews Comments There are currently no reviews Write a review on this title.

A Year of Feminist Classics Because they’re better together: Share your thoughts with other customers. Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site! 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 on the legal status of women in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.


In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is megnissi part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of veli identity.

This site uses cookies. Sex and Marriage Before Islam. Read more Read less. The critique that this reads like a term paper reflects the serious scholarship and the edition I read published by Indian University Press was worthy to be read. Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith and Jurisprudence.

Fatima Mernissi studied political science and sociology neyond Mohammed V University where she is now a researcher.

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