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

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by Fatima Mernissi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0201632217

ISBN-13: 9780201632217

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Basic Books


Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in The Veil and the Male Elite, Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the first Islamic community.

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Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in The Veil and the Male Elite, Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the first Islamic community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201632217
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
618,053
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition vi
Acknowledgments x
Map of Arabia at the Time of the Hejira
xii
Introduction 1(14)
PART I Sacred Text as Political Weapon
The Muslim and Time
15(10)
The Prophet and Hadith
25(24)
A Tradition of Misogyny (1)
49(13)
A Tradition of Misogyny (2)
62(23)
PART II Medina in Revolution: The Three Fateful Years
The Hijab, the Veil
85(17)
The Prophet and Space
102(13)
The Prophet and Women
115(26)
'Umar and the Men of Medina
141(20)
The Prophet as Military Leader
161(19)
The Hijab Descends on Medina
180(47)
Conclusion
189(7)
Notes
196(21)
APPENDICES
Appendix 1 Sources
217(6)
Appendix 2 Chronology
223(4)
Index 227

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