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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As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. Beyond the Veil Embed. Email required Address never made public.
In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
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Account Options Sign in. Description Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies, but underlying concepts of female sexuality in Merinssi and Muslim traditions are very different, and the pattern of heterosexual relation in Muslim societies is probably unique.
Contents A Note to the Western Reader. References to this book Thinking about Women: Mernissi currently holds a research appointment at the Moroccan Institut Universitaire de Recherche Scientifique. 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 within, but with the western reader in mind.
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Beyond the Veil : Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society
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I wish Mernissi had more fully explored the theme thr Freud’s passive view of the feminine as it contrasts with the propensity in Islam to deal with the more active feminine sexuality through overt repression.
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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. Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women.
About Fatima Mernissi Fatima Mernissi was born in in Fez, Morocco, a centre of nationalist agitation at the time. The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries.
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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. Introduction to the Revised Edition Thr Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Table of Contents Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: Receive email notifications on new books and special sales.
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She attended a school run by movement activists which accepted female students, and later studied political science in Rabat and sociology in the US. Andersen Snippet view – Fear of the Modern Worldis an impassioned plea for Muslims to reclaim the best of their tradition and to cast off their fear of the West. If Muslims want gender equality tue justice, they have to work for it. You are commenting using your WordPress.
As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women.
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