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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Womens Liberation in Muslim Countries.

She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Beypnd, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Quite the contrary, it affirms the potential equality between the sexes.

Beyond the Veil

Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. Arberry, first published ; The Qur’an, translated by M. Selected pages Title Page. Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana.

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Mernissi’s recent work continues to challenge the traditional Muslim discourse on gender and the status of women. Privacy Notice Accessibility Help. As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. 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 vveil and culture.


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.

Instead we get a series of basically philosophical discussions on the roles of women, men, and the heterosexual relationship in Morrocan Islamic society based on Islamic texts hundreds of years old. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Subscriber Services Contact Us Help. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Beyond the Veil Embed. Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. If I had read this neyond in the 70s – when it was first written and published – I would have really thought of it as a classic work, but I wasn’t born then.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Get to Know Us. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Whether Islam is to blame, or the males who interpret her role as such, is immaterial.

Bibliography The following works by Fatima Mernissi are available in English: She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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. Table of Contents Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: Roots of the Modern Situation.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Recent Posts Further Feminist Readings? Mernissi does a good job in questioning the general notions and misconceptions beond in her days about religion and the inferiority of women.

Husband and Merniissi 7. Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith and Jurisprudence. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Women and Gender in Islam: Instead of complaining about the book and its outdated content, I think I’ll just go ahead and write a well-researched book on the same topic!

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

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Despite a fair amount of attention given to this book in the popular press a few years ago, it is not a book for a general audience. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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