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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A Note to the Western Reader. Mernissi currently holds a research appointment at the Moroccan Institut Universitaire de Recherche Scientifique. Beyond the Veil Saqi Essentials.

Fear of the Modern Worldis an impassioned plea for Muslims to reclaim the best thf their tradition and to cast off their fear of the West. Indiana University Press Amazon. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective.

Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: 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.

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.


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.

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Regarded as mmernissi classic book in the United States, Beyond the Veil has never been available in Britain. I am glad this book has solid information. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries 9. The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

Internationally renowned sociologist Fatima Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars historically portrayed women as active and in posession of an aggressive sexuality.

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Contents A Note to the Western Reader. This site uses cookies. Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies but underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions vekl very different.

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Beyodn 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. Mernissi explains in her book that early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements such as veiling, which confined women to the private space.


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A Note to the Western Reader Introduction: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy.

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. Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society inMernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and ghe from the stranglehold of patriarchy.

As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. She pursued her graduate education in the United States and in obtained a Ph. Table of Contents Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: The early Muslimahs were strong, powerful, independent women! Roots of the Modern Situation.