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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Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society inMernissi has sought to reclaim viel ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. The Koran Interpreted, a translation by A. Notify me of new posts via email. Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy.

Selected pages Title Page. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, th To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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


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Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies but underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions are very different. Women’s oppression, she maintains, is due to the political manipulation of religion by powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Drawing on popular source materials, Mernissi explores the disorienting effects of modern life on male-female relations, looks at the male-female unit as a basic element of the structure of the Muslim system, and shows us the sexual dynamics of the Muslim world.

If Muslims beyonr gender equality and justice, they have to work for it. Mernissi’s work explores the impact of this historically constituted ideological system on the construction of gender and the organization of domestic and political life in Muslim society today.

Born in Fez to a middle-class family, Mernissi studied at fatjma Mohammed V University in Rabat and later went to Paris, where she worked briefly as a journalist.

Customer Reviews Comments There are currently no reviews Write a review on this title. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the “silent, passive, obedient woman” has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. This revised and updated version finally fills that gap. Recent Posts Further Feminist Readings?


Mernissi explains in her book that early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements such as veiling, which confined women to the private space. A Note to thf Western Reader Introduction: Husband and Wife 7.

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Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women’s power. Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: She does this in two ways, first, by challenging the dominant Muslim male discourse concerning women and their sexuality, and second, by providing the “silent” woman with a “voice” to tell her own story.

But the requirements of modernization are incompatible with traditional Muslim strictures, and the ensuing contradictions provide nearly all Muslim countries. 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 merinssi knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.

Female access to non-domestic space is put under the control of makes.