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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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.

From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: The following works by Fatima Bryond are available in English: I am grateful to Ms. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries 9. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. Read more Read less.

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This can only be accomplished, she maintains, through a radical overhaul of the political, ideological, and social structures that have for generations conspired to deny the majority of Muslims, men and women alike, the modern benefits of equality, democracy, literacy, and economic security.


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Write a customer review. 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. 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.

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I especially appreciated the clear explanation of how the repression of the feminine has its roots in the long history of Islam but there is a countervailing trend that sought and still seeks to establish true equality for women. Skip to services menu. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

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