A vital fusion of memory and feminist thought finds the bestselling author of "Beyond the Veil" provocatively sifting through her experiences as a liberated Moroccan woman faced with the unexpected encroachments of Western culture.A vital fusion of memory and feminist thought finds the bestselling author of "Beyond the Veil" provocatively sifting through her experiences as a liberated Moroccan woman faced with the unexpected encroachments of Western culture.Read Less
Fatema Mernissi, the world-renowned Islamic feminist, has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East, in works hailed as "enchanting" (The New York Times Book Review), "exuberant" (Elle), and "remarkable" (The
Though classified as public opinion--cross-cultural studies this work can just as easily be considered sociology, women's studies, or men's studies. Ms. Mernissi points out while Sharia law limits women's space in the West it is "Kant;s ideal of the brainless beauty, the power of the painted image, and Western movies ... are major weapons used to dominate women in the West." During a book promotion tour the question of differing views of harems came to her mind. This book goes deals with the differences between the Western view of harems and the Muslim view. Part of the problem in foreign affairs is perception of the other and this book shows one of those differing views of an important part of everyone's psyche.
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