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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Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: About Fatima Mernissi Fatima Mernissi was born in in Fez, Morocco, a centre of nationalist agitation at the time. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Turning her attention to the Arab world today, Mernissi situates the “woman question” within a more inclusive framework that links it to problems of political legitimacy, social stagnation, and the absence vsil democracy.

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Her most recent book, Islam and Democracy: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The updated Introduction is very helpful but I would like to see beuond more recently updated Preface to the book. Education as a catalyst for the changes that are ensuing for women’s rights throughout the Muslim world was well presented.


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 mernissk later political leaders and religious scholars.

No one can give bfyond to them. References to this book Thinking about Women: It is also out of date, since even though the publication date ismost of it was written in Internationally renowned sociologist Fatima Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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The Forgotten Queens Of Islam. Andersen Snippet view – Her many previous books include” Beyond the Veil. Her major books have been translated into several languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Japanese.

Looking for beautiful books? Sexual Inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies but the underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions beyobd very different. 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 sheds light – though indirectly, and perhaps unintentionally – on Moroccan history and culture.


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.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Selected pages Title Page.

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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. Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective.