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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.
Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
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
Suggested Supplementary Reading Compiled by Mary Jo Lakeland
Indiana University Press
Posted October 27, 2008
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