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Mernissi, Fatima

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Works: 338 works in 1,220 publications in 12 languages and 16,069 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Cross-cultural studies  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Portraits  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Speaker, Other, Narrator, Compiler, Contributor, Photographer, Director, Interviewer, Creator
Classifications: HQ1170, 964.0082
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Beyond the veil : male-female dynamics in modern Muslim society by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

80 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,956 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 )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,200 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 1,079 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
Scheherazade goes west : different cultures, different harems by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of cleareyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of cleareyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. In her previous bestselling works, Mernissi -- widely recognized as the world's greatest living Koranic scholar and Islamic sociologist -- has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East. Now, as a writer and scholarly veteran of the high-wire act of staraddling disparate societies, she trains her eyes on the female culture of the West
The forgotten queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 690 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 )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 622 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 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 394 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 226 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 161 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 )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and French and held by 139 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

Sexe, idéologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les femmes du Maroc by Lalla Essaydi( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschlecht, Ideologie, Islam by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 91 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

Le monde n'est pas un harem : paroles de femmes du Maroc by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femmes de harem, co-épouses ou domestiques, filles de fellahs ou tisseuses de tapis, les femmes du Maroc ont subi en un demi-siècle les mutations de la société modern, accomplissant un saut dans les temps et dans lʹespace prodigieux: de lʹespace réservé habituellement aux femmes à lʹespace de la ville, du travail et de lʹécole. Elles racontent à Fatima Mernissi leur vie, leurs mariages, leur découverte de la cité moderne, leur espoir pour leurs enfants et particulièrement pour leurs filles, au rythme de leurs souvenirs, de leurs rires, de leur nostalgie du paradis perdu de lʹenfance, avec cette incroyable énergie qui les fait lutter au quotidien pour la conquête de petits pans dʹautonomie et de dignité. -- Back cover
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

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 74 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
Sueños en el umbral by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist in the Muslim world weaves her own memories with dreams of women who surround her in the courtyard of her childhood
 
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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- 1940-2015

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah

Marnisi, Fatimah 1940-

Marnisi, Fatimah 1940-2015

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al-

Marnīsī, Fāṭimah al- 1940-2015

Marnīsī, Fāṭimaẗ al-

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, Fatima 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

פאטמה מרניסי

المرنيسي, فاطمة

المرنيسي, فاطمة 1940-2015

فاطمة المرنيسي

فاطمه مرنیسی

مرنسي، فاطمة

مرنيسي، فاطمة.

ഫാത്തിമ മെർനീസി

메르니시, 파티마 1940-2015

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 worldScheherazade goes west : different cultures, different haremsThe forgotten queens of IslamWomen's rebellion & Islamic memoryLes femmes du MarocSecular and Islamic feminist critiques in the work of Fatima Mernissi