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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Mernissi reports having had unstructured interviews with six such modern women, but except for listing their ages, marital status, and occupations in a table, never mentions them again. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Join our email list. Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition: Womens Liberation in Muslim Countries.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products fagima a warranty. Even with some historical and Islamic inaccuracies for instance, many hadiths – Prophetic traditions – quoted by Mernissi have been outruled as inauthentic by contemporary Islamic scholars, thus invalidating many of her arguments and theoriesI found this book to be very interesting, and it mernssi light – though indirectly, and perhaps unintentionally – on Moroccan history and culture.

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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.

It is unfair to criticize the book without taking into consideration the fact that it was written decades ago, and until the latest editionit must have been current. Her book Doing Daily Battle is a collection of annotated interviews with Moroccan women who present a lucid account of the painful reality of their lives as they struggle against poverty, illiteracy, and sexual oppression. Can’t wait to read all the pages.


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. About What’s New Log in.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site! References to this book Thinking about Women: In mernnissi classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women’s power.

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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information mernisssi availability. References to this book Thinking about Women: An Islamic feminist whose books have been published in twenty-six countries, she is the bestselling author of “Dreams of Trespass: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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 working outside of the home for wages. Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes.

My library Help Advanced Fatimx Search. Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. This is not tye light, superficial examination. Account Options Sign in.


From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Suggested Supplementary Reading My library Help Advanced Book Search.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial. Buy the selected items together This item: Media Beyond the Veil. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective.

English Choose a language for shopping. However, she is out of touch with the contemporary revolutionary ideas that claimed Islam back ebyond the selfish authority of the benighted “Mullahs,” who misinterpted Islam out of ignorance, or to fulfill their own political agendas as still happening in some Muslim countries, wherein Muslim women are subjugated and denied basic rights, such as education.

Many times in the text, Mernissi writes “I will now examine a topic ” yet at the end of the section, I didn’t feel that she had. From inside the book.

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The chapter on Mothers-in-Law was especially amusing! For Mernissi, Islamic sexual ideology is predicated on a belief in women’s inherent sexual power which, if left uncontrolled, metnissi 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.

As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. Get fast, free shipping with Betond Prime.