Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Revised Edition
Fatima Mernissi
Distribution: World excluding British Commonwealth
Publication date: 4/1/1987
Format: paper 224 pages
5.5 x 8.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20423-3
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“Required reading . . . ” —Elizabeth Fernea, The University of Texas at Austin

“If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women's status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.” —Arab Book World

In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.

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Table of Contents

Muslim Women and Fundamentalism: Introduction to the Revised Edition
Preface: A Note to the Western Reader
Introduction: Roots of the Modern Situation

Part One The Traditional Muslim View of Women and Their Place in the Social Order

1. The Muslim Concept of Active Female Sexuality
2. Regulation of Female Sexuality in the Muslim Social Order
3. Sex and Marriage Before Islam

Part Two Anomic Effects of Modernization on Male-Female Dynamics

4. The Modern Situation: Moroccan Data
5. Sexual Anomie As Revealed by the Data
6. Husband and Wife
7. The Mother-in-Law
8. The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries
9. The Economic Basis of Sexual Annomie in Moroco

Conclusion: Women’s Liberation in Muslim Countries

Notes
Suggested Supplementary Reading Compiled by Mary Jo Lakeland
Index