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Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society

Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in Muslim Society (Paperback)

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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 societies is probably unique. Fatima Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women's sexuality, which Muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilized society. The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with traditional Muslim structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly all Muslim countries. Drawing on popular source materials, Mernissi explores the disorienting effects of modern life on male-female relations, looks at the male-female unit as a basic element of the structure of the Muslim system and shows us the sexual dynamics of the Muslim world.

GLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsIslamic studies Publisher: Saqi Books Publication Date: 18/02/2003 ISBN-13: 9780863564413  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Fatima Mernissi was born in 1941 in Fez, Morocco, a centre of nationalist agitation at the time. She attended a school run by movement activists which accepted female students, and later studied political science in Rabat and sociology in the US. From 1973-80 she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Rabat, and has since been a member of the research centre of Mohammed V University there.

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