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Mernissi, Fatima

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Works: 335 works in 1,110 publications in 15 languages and 12,921 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Portraits  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Speaker, Other, Narrator, Contributor, Compiler, Director, Creator, Photographer, Interviewer
Classifications: HQ1170, 964.0082
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Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in modern Muslim society by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

94 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in 1975, Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. Rather, it is a construction of the 'ulama', the male jurists-theologians who manipulated and distorted the religious texts in order to preserve the patriarchal system. Mernissi's work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture. As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women
The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mernissi examines whether Islam is opposed to women's rights by focusing on the early year's of Islam and Mohammed's intention of creating an egalitarian society without slaves or sexual discrimination. Her work stands as a manifesto for Muslim women who strive for full human rights on the one hand and access to an inspirational religious tradition on the other; she asserts that it is the political and economic interests of a male elite--not the dictates of the religion--that are responsible for the denial of rights to women
Islam and democracy : fear of the modern world by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In her groundbreaking new book, Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which people on dramatically opposing sides - feminists and defenders of democracy versus violent fundamentalists - must use the same sacred texts to prove different views. Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard, to illuminate what seems to be a battle from another age - a battle the Gulf War revealed as having a very modern technological component. It raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world, and it is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of the Middle East
The forgotten queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there were some who claimed that it was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition, since no Muslim state, they alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. In this extraordinary new book, Fatima Mernissi shows that those proclaimed defenders of Islamic tradition were not only misguided but wrong. She looks back through fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden history of women who have held the reins of power, but whose lives and stories, acheivements and failures, have largely been forgotten. Who were the Queens of Islam? How did they accede to the throne and how did their rule come to an end? What kinds of states did they govern and how did they exercise their power? Pursuing these and other questions, Mernissi recounts the stories of fifteen queens, including Sultana Radiyya who reigned in Delhi from 1250 until her violent death at the hand of a peasant; the Island Queens who ruled in the Maldives and Indonesia; and the Arab Queens of Egypt and of the Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen. It was the Yemenis who bestowed upon queens a title that was theirs alone - balgis al-sughra, or `Young Queen of Sheeba'. Mernissi concludes this absorbing historical inquiry by reflecting on its implications for the ways in which politics is practised in the Islamic world today, a world in which women, while generally more educated than their predecessors, are largely excluded from the political domain
Doing daily battle : interviews with Moroccan women by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Moroccan women about their economic and social conditions
Women and Islam : an historical and theological enquiry by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's rebellion & Islamic memory by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicling ten years of research, this book presents a sustained analysis of the position of women in the world of contemporary Islam. One of our most important feminist thinkers here makes a major contribution to the theorization of gender roles and sexual identity in the Islamic world." "The book first explores some of the concrete issues fundamental to status of Muslim women, such as the production of statistics which mask women's contribution to the economies of Arab states. Mernissi also looks at a variety of demographics including education and literacy - she shows their importance not only for empowering women but also for improving their health. She analyses the role of the state in prescribing women's roles, activities and spheres, and explores the insidious consequences of state-supported inequality - not only for women but also for the creative and spiritual life of a culture." "Mernissi goes on to look at the position of women in Islamic thought and history and the construction of femininity in the Muslim unconscious. She presents a sustained analysis of some of the formulations of gender - such as the conflation of female rationality with unbridled sexuality. She also demonstrates the existence of a more open Islam at its historical origins, from which subsequent constructions emerge as strongly partisan. Throughout, Mernissi stresses how vital the emancipation of women is for the development of the Arab world." "Showing the recent development of thought of one of our foremost intellectuals, this analysis of the position of Islamic women will be essential reading for students and academics in women's studies, sociology, middle eastern studies and social theory."--Jacket
Le harem politique : le prophète et les femmes by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in French and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sultanes oubliées : femmes chefs d'Etat en Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there were some who claimed that it was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition, since no Muslim state, they alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. In this extraordinary new book, Fatima Mernissi shows that those proclaimed defenders of Islamic tradition were not only misguided but wrong. She looks back through fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden history of women who have held the reins of power, but whose lives and stories, acheivements and failures, have largely been forgotten. Who were the Queens of Islam? How did they accede to the throne and how did their rule come to an end? What kinds of states did they govern and how did they exercise their power? Pursuing these and other questions, Mernissi recounts the stories of fifteen queens, including Sultana Radiyya who reigned in Delhi from 1250 until her violent death at the hand of a peasant; the Island Queens who ruled in the Maldives and Indonesia; and the Arab Queens of Egypt and of the Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen. It was the Yemenis who bestowed upon queens a title that was theirs alone - balgis al-sughra, or `Young Queen of Sheeba'. Mernissi concludes this absorbing historical inquiry by reflecting on its implications for the ways in which politics is practised in the Islamic world today, a world in which women, while generally more educated than their predecessors, are largely excluded from the political domain
La peur--modernité : conflit Islam démocratie by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour saisir le choc profond et d'une actualité toujours brûlante que l'association des notions d'islam et de démocratie provoque dans le monde arabo-islamique, il ne suffit pas de les opposer ou de les déclarer incompatibles : il faut pénétrer dans le territoire mental de la femme et de l'homme musulmans, comprendre leurs réseaux symboliques, leurs peurs et leurs fascinations. Les peurs sont nombreuses : peur de l'Occident comme lieu de l'Etrange et de l'Etranger; peur de l'individualisme et de la liberté d'opinion; peur du temps occidental devenu universel et obligatoire; peur de l'imaginaire, du pouvoir des images associé à la jahilya, le temps de l'ignorance pré-islamique. La femme est au confluent de toutes ces peurs. Elle est associée au retour des temps obscurs, du désordre et du polythéisme. Elle modifie l'équilibre économique et familial par son apparition sur le marché du travail et sert de bouc émissaire pour toutes les crises politiques et les humiliations privées. Mais aussi, par son émergence inéluctable, elle est amenée à jouer un rôle décisif dans l'ouverture démocratique. -- Back cover
Der politische Harem : Mohammed und die Frauen by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in German and French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les femmes du Maroc by Lalla Essaydi( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschlecht, Ideologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Angst vor der Moderne : Frauen und Männer zwischen Islam und Demokratie by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die vergessene Macht : Frauen im Wandel der islamischen Welt by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le harem et l'Occident by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand le harem signifie pour les musulmans un endroit où l'on vit reclu et caché, l'Occident y voit au contraire un lieu de plaisir et d'érotisme. L'auteur nous fait découvrir ces univers impériaux abbasside, perse, ottoman, mongol en levant le voile sur les lieux communs
Chahrazad n'est pas Marocaine : autrement, elle serait salariée! by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achter de sluier : de islam en de strijd tussen de seksen by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wetenschappelijke verhandeling over de islamitische visie op de vrouw, haar seksualiteit en haar aantrekkingskracht aan de hand van zowel uitspraken van islamitische geleerden en dichters als van onderzoeksresultaten in het huidige Marokko
L'amour dans les pays musulmans by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in French and Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de houding van de Islam ten opzichte van de liefde en seksualiteit van de vrouw
Women in Moslem paradise by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Multiple languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam
Alternative Names
Al-Marnisi, Fa.tima

al-Marnīsī, Fāṭima al- 1940-2015

al-Marnīsī, Fāṭimah

al-Marnīsī, Fāṭimat

al-Mirnīsī, Fāṭimah

Fatema Mernissi Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist

Fatema Mernissi scrittrice marocchina

Fatima Mernissi

Fatima Mernissi 1940-

Fatima Mernissi marokkanische Soziologin und Buchautorin

Fatima Mernissi Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist

Fatima Mernissi schrijfster uit Marokko (1940-2015)

Fatima Mernissi sociologue, écrivaine et féministe marocaine

Fāṭimah al-Maranīsī

Fāṭimah al-Maranīsī 1940-

Fāṭimah al-Marnīsī

Fāṭimah al-Marnīsī 1940-

Fatimah al-Marnisi 1940-2015

Fāṭimah al-Mirnīsī

Fāṭimah al-Mirnīsī 1940-

Fāṭimah al-Murnīsī

Fāṭimah al-Murnīsī 1940-

Fatma Mernissi

Maranīsī, Fāṭimah

Maranīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-

Marnīsī, Fātima al- 1940-

Marnīsī, Fātima al- 1940-2015

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah

Marnisi, Fatimah 1940-

Marnisi, Fatimah 1940-2015

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al-

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al- 1940-...

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al- 1940-2015

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Marnissi, Fatima

Marnissi, Fatima 1940-

Marnīssī, Fāṭima al- 1940-

Marnīssī, Fāṭima al-, 1940-2015

Mernissi , Fatema

Mernissi, Fatema 1940-...

Mernissi Fatema 1940-2015

Mernissi, Fathimah 1940-

Mernissi, Fathimah, 1940-2015

Mernissi, Fatima

Mernissi, Fátima 1940-

Mernissi Fatima 1940-2015

Mernissi , Fatimah

Mirnīsī, Fāṭimah

Mirnīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-

Murnīsī, Fāṭimah

Murnīsī, Fāṭimah 1940-

Φατίμα Μερνίσι Μαροκινή φεμινίστρια συγγραφέας και κοινωνιολόγος

Мерниси, Фатима

Фатема Мерниси

Фатіма Мернісі

פאטמה אל מרניסי

المرنيسي, فاطمة

المرنيسي, فاطمة, 1940-2015

فاطمة المرنيسي

فاطمة مرنيسي

فاطمه مرنیسی

مرنسي، فاطمة

مرنيسي، فاطمة.

ഫാത്തിമ മെർനീസി

メルニ-シ-, ファティマ

メルニーシー, ファティマ

法特瑪·梅爾尼希

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The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in IslamIslam and democracy : fear of the modern worldThe forgotten queens of IslamWomen's rebellion & Islamic memoryLes femmes du MarocSecular and Islamic feminist critiques in the work of Fatima MernissiContemporary literary criticism