Malefemale dynamics in a modern muslim society 1975. Fatima mernissi primary author only author division. Mar 07, 2011 f rom veils to polygamy, islamic feminist fatema mernissi fearlessly tackles the most controversial customs in the muslim world. She tries to demonstrate that there is a fundamental contradiction between islam as interpreted in official policy and equality between the sexes. Dreams of trespass is a tale of mernissis harem life from age 5 to 10. Beyond the veil, revised edition indiana university press. The topic of malefemale dynamics in muslim society is one of the main issues covered in the book, beyond the veil, by fatima mernissi. Fatima mernissi argues both for and against islam comprising of a progressive nature, and finally puts forth her thesis to be in support of islam. In 1975, fatima mernissi s first book, beyond the veil, was published, and it was revolutionary. She critically examines the classical corpus of religiousjuristic texts, including the hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. In remembrance of one of feminisms trailblazing scholars who challenged muslim orthodoxy by placing women at the centre of her enquiry. Elizabeth fernea, the university of texas at austin if a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into womens status and prospects in islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thoughtprovoking qualities. Malefemale dynamics in modern muslim society 1975, still a classic although controversial, establishes her as an islamic scholar because of her interpretations. Although her parents had a monogamous marriage, she grew up living in.
Beyond the veil by fatima mernissi overdrive rakuten. Mernissi explains in her book that early muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements such as veiling, which confined women to the private space. In beyond the veil, fatima mernissi argues that the islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of womens sexuality, which muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilized society. Beyond the veil malefemale dynami in muslim society saqi essentials by fatima mernissi. Born in fez to a middleclass family, mernissi studied at the mohammed v from the writing of her first book, beyond the veil. She describes a world in which the family employs a doorman to prevent the women from leaving the house without permission from their husbands, a world in which an extended family of four households all.
Fatema mernissis 1940 2015 work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in islam. Contemporary muslim womens reveiling movement, in the american journal of islamic social sciences 17, 3, fall 2000. Beyond the veil is the result of her doctoral research. Dec 18, 2015 fatimas work centered on gender relations in morocco and other arab muslim societies. Dreams of trespass by fatima mernissi harvard university. Mernissi broke down the ethnocentric stereotypes western society had developed towards islam, especially islamic women. A fascinating book scotland on sunday if a reader were to select only one book in order to gain.
Foundation for youthful leaders, 2 a flat 9, rusper court, reddown road, coulsdon, surrey, united kingdom, cr5 1ax. She is presently professor of sociology at the university mohammed v in rabat, morocco. In this book, fatima mernissi describes what it was like to grow up in the harem of a moroccan household during the 1940s and early 1950s. Zakaia understands me, i always trust my work in her hands, he says, after watching the dress rehearsal for alms for the poor last week. The childs naive attempts to understand the meaning of the word harem lets us experience her moroccan family with fresh eyes, without the screen of western condemnation. Basic, 1991 the question of the role of women in islamic public life has provoked debate both within and without the community since the earliest days of the prophet. Beyond the veil by fatema mernissi english news portal. Mernissi is one of the preeminent koranic scholars of our time, an outspoken feminist, and author of beyond the veil, islam and democracy, and dreams of trespass. Beyond the veil, a comic by rick law beyond the veil the outer limits, a 1996 episode of the tv series the outer limits. In beyond the veil, mernissi examines differences between western and traditional muslim conceptions of female sexuality and gender, a subject that she revisits in many. Malefemale dynamics in modern muslim society inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box. Malefemale dynamics in modern muslim society 1975, mernissi. A feminist interpretation of womens rights in islam, translated by mary jo lakeland new york.
Mar 17, 2016 the topic of malefemale dynamics in muslim society is one of the main issues covered in the book, beyond the veil, by fatima mernissi. Malefemale dynamics in modern muslim society in 1975, mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. Fatima mernissi is currently considered a single author. The class itself was an unexpected thrill id done a bit of middle eastern history in grad school long before, but i knew very little about the role of women. The missiological implications of the islamic feminism of. Fatema mernissi teaches sociology at university mohammed v in rabat, morocco. Fatema mernissi, moroccan sociologist and writer born sept. Books by fatema mernissi author of dreams of trespass. M46 2003 late again for novembers selection for a year of feminist classics. In beyond the veil, fatima mernissi argues that the islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter. Malefemale dynami in muslim society ebook written by fatima mernissi. Arab book world in this expanded and updated edition, with a new. Tribute to fatima mernissi, an exceptional woman in a. Mernissi, a moroccan sociologist whose books include beyond the veil, islam and democracy and dreams of trespass, died in morocco on nov.
Malefemale dynamics in a modern muslim society by fatima mernissi isbn. Malefemale dynamics in a muslim society saqi essentials by fatema mernissi isbn. Beyond the veil 1985, women and islam 1991 and women and islamic memory 1996. As it winds toward the end of the year, this does sometimes happen.
Tales of a harem girlhood, an insider s view of the daily restrictions of moroccan harem life. 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. If you wish to enjoy the above book, take your time, choose a comfortable armchair, far from noise, fly to 1940s. Section one provides an emic view by summarising mernissi s central arguments. Her first book beyond the veil was a revelation and a call. 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. Born in fez to a middleclass family, mernissi studied at the mohammed v university in rabat and later went to paris, where she worked briefly as a journalist. Malefemale dynamics in a muslim society, fatema mernissi, fatema mernissi and islamic feminism, fatema mernissi as a islamic feminist, feminism, islamic feminism, islamic feminist, mpl, muslim family law, muslim personal law, reinterpretation of quran. Late again for novembers selection for a year of feminist classics.
Mernissi who predicted that women would go beyond the veil in 1973, reexamines and tries to explain these developments in this revision. Theres no record of it in the hadith, she said, it might even be counted as a sin on judgment day. A fascinating book scotland on sunday fatima mernissi is a true feminist, candid, articulate and persuasive. My last semester at law school, i took an elective class on women in islamic law with a visiting professor from france, and mernissis beyond the veil was one of the assigned texts. F rom veils to polygamy, islamic feminist fatema mernissi fearlessly tackles the most controversial customs in the muslim world. Beyond the veil, revised edition by fatima mernissi, 9780253204233, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Fatima mernissis writing is like a liquid velvet flowing through the pages of her book, scented with moroccan orange and lemontree blossom. In 1975, fatima mernissis first book, beyond the veil, was published, and it was revolutionary.
Mernissi covers a wide range of categories, all of which pertain to the female position in a muslim society. Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both western and islamic societies, but underlying concepts of female sexuality in christian and muslim traditions are very different, and the pattern of heterosexual relation in muslim countries is probably unique. An expanded and updated edition of this classic study includes a new introduction on muslim women and fundamentalism, in which fatima mernissi argues that. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
In remembrance of one of feminisms trailblazing scholars who challenged muslim orthodoxy. Fatimas work centered on gender relations in morocco and other arab muslim societies. Male female dynamics in modern muslim society 1975, and the veil. Fatema mernissi moroccan sociologist and writer britannica. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read beyond the veil. Three main publications form the basis for this outline. Please this will help our youth group, who have found christ jesus as their lord and master. Section one provides an emic view by summarising mernissis central arguments. In beyond the veil, mernissi examines differences between western and traditional muslim conceptions of female sexuality and gender, a. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. Please kindly send me your new book entitled visions beyond the veil by h.
Fatema mernissis most popular book is dreams of trespass. Born and raised in a deeply religioustraditionalist moroccan society where most of the civil code is written in accordance to malik ibn anass almuwatta, mernissi lived in a harem until five years old. Beyond the veil, a comic by rick law beyond the veil the outer limits, a 1996 episode of the tv series the outer limitsbeyond the veil song, a 2014 song by lindsey stirling. My last semester at law school, i took an elective class on women in islamic law with a visiting professor from france, and mernissi s beyond the veil was one of the assigned texts.
Beyond the veil theatre company al ameri says that cvitanovich is the perfect director to stage his plays in english. Fatema mernissi is a moroccan feminist and sociologist who is renowned for her work on womens rights within islam. It will analyse what mernissi describes as the situation for women in islam, the roots of the problem and the solution needed. She is the author of more than eight books, including dreams of trespass. Basic, 1991 the question of the role of women in islamic political and economic ends. Malefemale dynamics in modern muslim society 9780253204233. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Fatema mernissi has 33 books on goodreads with 24239 ratings. Beyond the veil, a video radio series hosted by chris and sheree geo. From the writing of her first book, beyond the veil. Fatema mernissi top 100 women world news the guardian.819 290 702 679 395 27 1073 270 1422 1208 737 780 1214 858 268 950 766 909 490 967 108 1539 46 909 1296 29 230 718 452 1459 224 1427 199 1057 976 871 1473 239 760 184 1477 1056 1285 848 960 300