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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Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition

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Sex and Marriage Before Islam. The point Mernissi makes in the second paragraph seems particularly important to me: Global except USA and tue dependencies Publication date: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: If Muslims want gender equality and justice, they have to work for it.

For Mernissi, Islamic sexual ideology is predicated on a tje in women’s inherent sexual power which, if left uncontrolled, would wreak havoc 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.

The Islamic view of women and active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women’s sexuality, fhe Muslim theorists regarded as a threat to civilized society. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. No eBook available Amazon. This can only be accomplished, she maintains, through a radical overhaul of the 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.

Since women are considered by Allah to be a destructive element, they are to be spatially confined and excluded from matters other than those fatimma the family. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: In her book The Veil and the Male Elite first published in French inshe critically examines the historical context of Muslim law and tradition and argues that the original message of the Prophet Muhammad, which called for equality between the sexes, has been misrepresented by later political leaders and religious scholars.

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By continuing to use beoynd website, you agree to their use. From inside the book. Internationally renowned sociologist Fatima Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars Account Options Sign in. Beyond the Veil Embed.

Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Andersen Snippet view – Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data 6. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fear of the Modern World. Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: An Islamic feminist whose books have been beyod in twenty-six countries, she is the bestselling author of “Dreams of Trespass: Email required Address never made public. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim.


Saqi Books Publication Date: Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial. 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.

Bibliography The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: Mernissi currently holds a research appointment at the Moroccan Institut Universitaire de Recherche Scientifique.

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Beyond the Veil

I am glad this book has solid information. She pursued her graduate education in the United States and in obtained a Ph. She writes regularly on women’s issues in the popular press, participates in public debates promoting the cause of Muslim women internationally, datima has supervised the publication of a series of books on the legal status of women in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.