Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition

Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition : Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society

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Required reading... " -Elizabeth Fernea, The University of Texas at AustinIf 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 WorldIn 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 and perceptions of sexual identity.show more

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  • Book | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0253204232
  • 9780253204233
  • 301,834

Table of contents

Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: Introduction to the Revised EditionPreface: A Note to the Western ReaderIntroduction: Roots of the Modern SituationPart One The Traditional Muslim View of Women and Their Place in the Social Order1. The Muslim Concept of Active Female Sexuality2. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim Social Order3. Sex and Marriage Before IslamPart Two Anomic Effects of Modernization on Male-Female Dynamics4. The Modern Situation: Moroccan Data5. Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data6. Husband and Wife7. The Mother-in-Law8. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries9. The Economic Basis of Sexual Annomie in MorocoConclusion: Women's Liberation in Muslim CountriesNotesSuggested Supplementary Reading Compiled by Mary Jo LakelandIndexshow more

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"Required reading ... " Elizabeth Fernea, University of Texas at Austin "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 Worldshow more

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