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Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in modern Muslim society

Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Mernissi, Fatima.
Beyond the veil.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)654485316
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fatima Mernissi
ISBN: 0253311624 9780253311627 0253204232 9780253204233
OCLC Number: 14413988
Notes: Previous edition: Cambridge, Mass. : Schenkman Pub. Co., 1975.
Description: xxix, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Roots of the Modern Situation ---
Part One: The Traditional Muslim View of Women and Their Place in the Social Order --
1. The Muslim Concept of Active Female Sexuality --
2. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim Social Order --
3. Sex and Marriage Before Islam ---
Part Two: Anomic Effects of Modernization on Male-Female Dynamics --
4. The Modern Situation: Moroccan Data --
5. Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data --
6. Husband and Wife --
7. The Mother-in-Law --
8. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries --
9. The Economic Basis of Sexual Anomie in Morocco --
Conclusion: Women's Liberation in Muslim Countries.
Responsibility: Fatima Mernissi.

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In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles  Read more...

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