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Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in a Muslim Society

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Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in a Muslim Society
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  • ISBN: 9780863564123
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Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women's oppression is not due to Islam because this religion celebrates women's power. Women's oppression, she maintains, is due to political manipulation of religion by power-seeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains that early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing institutions such as veiling, which confined women to the private space. In her new introduction, she argues that women's aggressive invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, including as commanding show anchors, film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power.


'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 of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.' Arab Book World

'Fatema Mernissi is a true feminist, candid, articulate and persuasive. One of the most fascinating and instructive features of Beyond the Veil is the way Ms Mernissi approaches her subject, and the distinction she draws between sexual inequality in the West and in Islam.' The Jerusalem Post Magazine

'Mernissi's book should be considered as one of the most successful analyses of theposition of women in a contemporary Islamic society.' Ar Or, Archiv Orientani: Quaterly Journal of African, Asian and Latin American Studies, 1989

'A fascinating book' Scotland on Sunday

'This classic work not only describes life beneath the veil but analyses it ... from within.' --Tribune

'Fatima Mernissi is a true feminist, candid, articulate and persuasive. One of the most fascinating and instructive features of Beyond the Veil is the way Ms Mernissi approaches her subject, and the distinction she draws between sexual inequality in the West and in Islam.' --The Jerusalem Post Magazine

'Mernissi's book should be considered as one of the most successful analyses of theposition of women in a contemporary Islamic society.' --Ar Or, Archiv Orientani: Quaterly Journal of African, Asian and Latin American Studies, 1989

Detalii
Autor FATEMA, Mernissi
An apariţie 2011
Editura Saqi Books
Nr pagini 197
Dimensiuni 13.5 x 20.5 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: fatema mernissi