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Mernissi, Fatima

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Works: 275 works in 870 publications in 12 languages and 13,719 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Cross-cultural studies  History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Compiler, Narrator, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: HQ1170, 964.0082
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Islam and democracy : fear of the modern world by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,489 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
The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,351 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
Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in modern Muslim society by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
34 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 1,222 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
Scheherazade goes west : different cultures, different harems by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 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 )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there were some who claimed that it was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition, since no Muslim state, they alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. In this extraordinary new book, Fatima Mernissi shows that those proclaimed defenders of Islamic tradition were not only misguided but wrong. She looks back through fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden history of women who have held the reins of power, but whose lives and stories, acheivements and failures, have largely been forgotten. Who were the Queens of Islam? How did they accede to the throne and how did their rule come to an end? What kinds of states did they govern and how did they exercise their power? Pursuing these and other questions, Mernissi recounts the stories of fifteen queens, including Sultana Radiyya who reigned in Delhi from 1250 until her violent death at the hand of a peasant; the Island Queens who ruled in the Maldives and Indonesia; and the Arab Queens of Egypt and of the Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen. It was the Yemenis who bestowed upon queens a title that was theirs alone - balgis al-sughra , or `Young Queen of Sheeba'. Mernissi concludes this absorbing historical inquiry by reflecting on its implications for the ways in which politics is practised in the Islamic world today, a world in which women, while generally more educated than their predecessors, are largely excluded from the political domain
Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in a modern Muslim society by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. In this classic study, Fatema Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars historically portrayed women as active and in possession of an aggressive sexuality. Such traditions as veiling and domestic isolation arose from a desire to control the potential threat posed to the social order by women's sexuality. The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with these traditional Islamic structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly every Muslim country. - Mernissi explores the historical links between the religion of Islam, the societal oppression of women, and the suppression of democracy in predominantly Muslim nations
Doing daily battle : interviews with Moroccan women by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 461 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 )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's rebellion & Islamic memory by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 380 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
Le harem politique : le prophète et les femmes by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sultanes oubliées : femmes chefs d'Etat en Islam by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there were some who claimed that it was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition, since no Muslim state, they alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. In this extraordinary new book, Fatima Mernissi shows that those proclaimed defenders of Islamic tradition were not only misguided but wrong. She looks back through fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden history of women who have held the reins of power, but whose lives and stories, acheivements and failures, have largely been forgotten. Who were the Queens of Islam? How did they accede to the throne and how did their rule come to an end? What kinds of states did they govern and how did they exercise their power? Pursuing these and other questions, Mernissi recounts the stories of fifteen queens, including Sultana Radiyya who reigned in Delhi from 1250 until her violent death at the hand of a peasant; the Island Queens who ruled in the Maldives and Indonesia; and the Arab Queens of Egypt and of the Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen. It was the Yemenis who bestowed upon queens a title that was theirs alone - balgis al-sughra , or `Young Queen of Sheeba'. Mernissi concludes this absorbing historical inquiry by reflecting on its implications for the ways in which politics is practised in the Islamic world today, a world in which women, while generally more educated than their predecessors, are largely excluded from the political domain
Der politische Harem : Mohammed und die Frauen by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in German and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La peur--modernité : conflit Islam démocratie by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les femmes du Maroc by Lalla Essaydi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sexe, idéologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het verboden dakterras : verhalen uit mijn jeugd in de harem : herinneringen by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 76 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschlecht, Ideologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 70 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 67 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
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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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, Fatima, 1940-
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 (228)
French (71)
German (23)
Spanish (21)
Arabic (16)
Dutch (15)
Indonesian (3)
Serbian (2)
Polish (2)
Chinese (1)
Croatian (1)
Italian (1)
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