Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics In Muslim Society by Fatema Mernissi

By Fatema Mernissi

Edition note: version with new introduction.
Publish yr note: First released 1975

"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The collage of Texas at Austin

"If a reader have been to pick just one ebook which will achieve perception into women's prestige and customers in Islamic society, this research can be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab publication World

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• Does Islam as a faith oppress girls?
• Is Islam opposed to democracy?

In this vintage research, across the world popular sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression isn't really because of Islam as this faith in truth celebrates women’s strength. Women’s oppression, she continues, is because of the political manipulation of faith via powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains in her e-book that early Muslim students portrayed girls as competitive hunters who pressured males, lowered to vulnerable hunted sufferers, to regulate girls via enforcing standards akin to veiling, which constrained ladies to the non-public area. In her new advent, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as exhibit anchors and picture and video stars, helps her conception that Islam as a faith celebrates girl strength. ‘A attention-grabbing book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to choose just one e-book to be able to achieve perception into women’s prestige and customers in Islamic society, this examine might be the only selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab booklet international

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