Beyond the Veil (BOK)

Fatema Mernissi

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Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies, but the underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions are very different. In this classic study, Fatema Mernissi argues that many Muslim scholars historically portrayed women as active and in possession of an aggressive sexuality. Such traditions as veiling and domestic isolation arose from a desire to control the potential threat posed to the social order by women's sexuality. The requisites of modernization, however, are incompatible with these traditional Islamic structures, and the ensuing contradictions now pervade nearly every Muslim country. Mernissi explores the historical links between the religion of Islam, the societal oppression of women, and the suppression of democracy in predominantly Muslim nations.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Fatema Mernissi
ISBN 9780863564123
Antall sider 197 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 234 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd