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. In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as Regarded as a classic book in the United States, Beyond the Veil has never. An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, in which Fatima Mernissi argues that.

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The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries.

Sexual Inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies but the underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions are very different. Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: Such traditions as veiling and domestic isolation arose from a desire to control the potential threat posed to the social order by womens sexuality. Muslim marriage is based on male dominance. In this book I want to demonstrate that there is a fundamental contradiction between Islam as interpreted in official policy and equality between the sexes.


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A Note to the Western Reader. I read an earlier book by Mernissi which was very impressionistic and male-focused. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mernissi seems to agree with what Ahed says, as well as other Muslim women.

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Andersen Snippet view – In Beyond the Veil, Fatima Mernissi argues I am glad this book has solid information. In her new introduction, she argues that women’s invasion of the plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, as show anchors and film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power.


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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If Muslims want gender equality and justice, they have to work for it. An Islamic feminist whose books have been published in twenty-six countries, she is the bestselling author of “Dreams of Trespass: Notify me of new comments via email. An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, in which Fatima Mernissi argues that the present conservative wave against women in the Muslim world is a defence against recent profound changes in sex roles and in perceptions of sexual identity.

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