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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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 veul reader in mind.


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Account Options Sign in. Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society inMernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Indiana University Press- Social Science – pages. From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective.

In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. 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.

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.


As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women. Selected pages Title Page.

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A Note to the Western Reader. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim. Sex and Marriage Before Islam.

Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries. Womens Liberation in Muslim Countries. Suggested Supplementary Reading Other editions – View all Beyond the Veil: References to this book Thinking about Women: Andersen Snippet view –