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Mernissi, Fatima

Overview
Works: 250 works in 917 publications in 15 languages and 14,224 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Cross-cultural studies  History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Portraits  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Speaker, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director, Compiler
Classifications: HQ1170, 964.0082
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Most widely held works about Fatima Mernissi
 
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Most widely held works by Fatima Mernissi
Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in modern Muslim society by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
72 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in 1975, Mernissi 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 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
The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
72 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mernissi examines whether Islam is opposed to women's rights by focusing on the early year's of Islam and Mohammed's intention of creating an egalitarian society without slaves or sexual discrimination. Her work stands as a manifesto for Muslim women who strive for full human rights on the one hand and access to an inspirational religious tradition on the other; she asserts that it is the political and economic interests of a male elite--not the dictates of the religion--that are responsible for the denial of rights to women
Islam and democracy : fear of the modern world by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalists win out in the Middle East? Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players - from feminists to fundamentalists - moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard, and raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world."--Jacket
Scheherazade goes west : different cultures, different harems by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of cleareyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of cleareyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. In her previous bestselling works, Mernissi -- widely recognized as the world's greatest living Koranic scholar and Islamic sociologist -- has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East. Now, as a writer and scholarly veteran of the high-wire act of staraddling disparate societies, she trains her eyes on the female culture of the West
The forgotten queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recovering the stories of fifteen Islamic queens, this remarkable exploration tells how these women ascended the throne, how they governed and exercised their power, and how their forgotten reigns influence the ways in which politics is practiced in Islam
Doing daily battle : interviews with Moroccan women by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with Moroccan women about their economic and social conditions
Women and Islam : an historical and theological enquiry by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's rebellion & Islamic memory by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chronicling ten years of research, this book presents a sustained analysis of the position of women in the world of contemporary Islam. One of our most important feminist thinkers here makes a major contribution to the theorization of gender roles and sexual identity in the Islamic world." "The book first explores some of the concrete issues fundamental to status of Muslim women, such as the production of statistics which mask women's contribution to the economies of Arab states. Mernissi also looks at a variety of demographics including education and literacy - she shows their importance not only for empowering women but also for improving their health. She analyses the role of the state in prescribing women's roles, activities and spheres, and explores the insidious consequences of state-supported inequality - not only for women but also for the creative and spiritual life of a culture." "Mernissi goes on to look at the position of women in Islamic thought and history and the construction of femininity in the Muslim unconscious. She presents a sustained analysis of some of the formulations of gender - such as the conflation of female rationality with unbridled sexuality. She also demonstrates the existence of a more open Islam at its historical origins, from which subsequent constructions emerge as strongly partisan. Throughout, Mernissi stresses how vital the emancipation of women is for the development of the Arab world." "Showing the recent development of thought of one of our foremost intellectuals, this analysis of the position of Islamic women will be essential reading for students and academics in women's studies, sociology, middle eastern studies and social theory."--Jacket
Sultanes oubliées : femmes chefs d'Etat en Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de vrouwelijke heersers in de islamitische wereld
La peur--modernité : conflit Islam démocratie by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour saisir le choc profond et d'une actualité toujours brûlante que l'association des notions d'islam et de démocratie provoque dans le monde arabo-islamique, il ne suffit pas de les opposer ou de les déclarer incompatibles : il faut pénétrer dans le territoire mental de la femme et de l'homme musulmans, comprendre leurs réseaux symboliques, leurs peurs et leurs fascinations. Les peurs sont nombreuses : peur de l'Occident comme lieu de l'Etrange et de l'Etranger; peur de l'individualisme et de la liberté d'opinion; peur du temps occidental devenu universel et obligatoire; peur de l'imaginaire, du pouvoir des images associé à la jahilya, le temps de l'ignorance pré-islamique. La femme est au confluent de toutes ces peurs. Elle est associée au retour des temps obscurs, du désordre et du polythéisme. Elle modifie l'équilibre économique et familial par son apparition sur le marché du travail et sert de bouc émissaire pour toutes les crises politiques et les humiliations privées. Mais aussi, par son émergence inéluctable, elle est amenée à jouer un rôle décisif dans l'ouverture démocratique. -- Back cover
Sexe, idéologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in French and Turkish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Achter de sluier : de islam en de strijd tussen de seksen. - Wetenschappelijke verhandeling over de islamitische visie op de vrouw, haar seksualiteit en haar aantrekkingskracht aan de hand van zowel uitspraken van islamitische geleerden en dichters als van onderzoeksresultaten in het huidige Marokko
Les femmes du Maroc by Lalla Essaydi( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhalen uit de jeugd van een meisje dat geboren werd in een van de laatste harems van Fes (Marokko)
Le monde n'est pas un harem : paroles de femmes du Maroc by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Femmes de harem, co-épouses ou domestiques, filles de fellahs ou tisseuses de tapis, les femmes du Maroc ont subi en un demi-siècle les mutations de la société modern, accomplissant un saut dans les temps et dans lʹespace prodigieux: de lʹespace réservé habituellement aux femmes à lʹespace de la ville, du travail et de lʹécole. Elles racontent à Fatima Mernissi leur vie, leurs mariages, leur découverte de la cité moderne, leur espoir pour leurs enfants et particulièrement pour leurs filles, au rythme de leurs souvenirs, de leurs rires, de leur nostalgie du paradis perdu de lʹenfance, avec cette incroyable énergie qui les fait lutter au quotidien pour la conquête de petits pans dʹautonomie et de dignité. -- Back cover
Geschlecht, Ideologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Achter de sluier : de islam en de strijd tussen de seksen by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wetenschappelijke verhandeling over de islamitische visie op de vrouw, haar seksualiteit en haar aantrekkingskracht aan de hand van zowel uitspraken van islamitische geleerden en dichters als van onderzoeksresultaten in het huidige Marokko
Chahrazad n'est pas Marocaine : autrement, elle serait salariée! by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Angst vor der Moderne : Frauen und Männer zwischen Islam und Demokratie by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Êtes-vous vacciné contre le "harem"? : texte-test pour les messieurs qui adorent les dames by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Arabic and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women; history; relations; men
Le harem et l'Occident by Fatima Mernissi( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quand le harem signifie pour les musulmans un endroit où l'on vit reclu et caché, l'Occident y voit au contraire un lieu de plaisir et d'érotisme. L'auteur nous fait découvrir ces univers impériaux abbasside, perse, ottoman, mongol en levant le voile sur les lieux communs
 
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Alternative Names
Al-Marnisi, Fa.tima
al-Marnīsī, Fāṭimat
Fatima Mernissi 1940-
Fāṭimah al-Maranīsī 1940-
Fāṭimah al-Marnīsī 1940-
Fāṭimah al-Mirnīsī 1940-
Fāṭimah al-Murnīsī 1940-
Maranīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-
Marnīsī, Fātima al- 1940-
Marnīsī, Fāṭimah
Marnisi, Fatimah 1940-
Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al-
Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al- 1940-...
Marnīsī, Fāṭimaẗ al-
Marnissi, Fatima.
Marnissi, Fatima 1940-
Marnīssī, Fāṭima al- 1940-
Mernissi , Fatema
Mernissi Fatema 1940-....
Mernissi, Fathimah 1940-
Mernissi, Fatima
Mernissi, Fátima 1940-
Mernissi , Fatimah
Mirnīsī, Fāṭimah
Mirnīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-
Murnīsī, Fāṭimah
Murnīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-
المرنيسي, فاطمة
فاطمة المرنيسي
مرنسي, فاطمة
مرنيسي، فاطمة.
メルニーシー, ファティマ
Languages
English (239)
French (107)
Arabic (39)
Spanish (39)
German (24)
Dutch (23)
Italian (8)
Indonesian (5)
Japanese (4)
Turkish (3)
Urdu (2)
Serbian (2)
Polish (2)
Croatian (1)
Chinese (1)
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