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

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

byFatima Mernissi

Paperback | December 21, 1992

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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.

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Fatema Mernissi teaches sociology at University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco. She is the author of more than eight books, including Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, Scheherazade Goes West, The Veil and the Male Elite, and Beyond the Veil.
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Title:The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 21, 1992Publisher:Basic Books

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ISBN - 10:0201632217

ISBN - 13:9780201632217

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'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