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The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam

 
 
 
 
The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam
Author: Fatima Mernissi
ISBN 13: 9780201632217
ISBN 10: 201632217
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1992-12-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $18.95
 
 

'Fatima Mernissi has more ideas per book than any other thinker in the Middle East. Her later works increasingly integrate her brilliant ideas into sustained and compelling discourse that is very much worthy of attention.'Laurence O. Michalak

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Mernissi (sociology, U. of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco) 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. Translated from the French Le harem politique (Editions Albin Michel S.A., 1987), with a new preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)