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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The Best Books of In Beyond the Veil, Kernissi Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women’s sexuality, which Muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilized society. Roots of the Modern Situation.
See all 12 reviews. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. From she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Rabat, and has since been a member of the research centre of Mohammed V University there.
Join other followers. The updated Introduction is very helpful but I would like to see a more recently updated Preface to the book. Returning to Morocco, she joined the sociology department at Mohammed V University.
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Beyond the Veil : Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, beypnd, and phone. Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. 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. 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 vei, struggle against poverty, illiteracy, and veul oppression. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam.
Working at the courts in my conservative Gulf country, I witnessed cases in which women “self-determinedly” divorced their husbands, who could not satisfy them sexually.
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Description 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, and the pattern of heterosexual relation in Muslim societies is probably unique. Mernissi’s work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture. Book ratings by Goodreads.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 12mm Find out more about OverDrive accounts. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Women and Gender in Islam: A Note to the Western Reader. This book is really for political science or religious studies majors only. As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. About What’s New Log in.
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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.
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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. Introduction to the Revised Edition Preface: She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, geyond the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective.
It is also out of date, since even though the publication date ismost of it was written in Get to Know Us. This is a remarkably accessible book, for the western reader who is interested in understanding or beginning to understand the dynamics of modern Muslim society – it is written from mernisi, but with the western reader in mind.
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