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It’s been several years since I read it now, so I hesitate to go into more shady details And that is why men used to imprison women But why is female intelligence so different in the east and west? To be beautiful, women have to appear childish and brainless.

The central question of the book, one could say, is why do Western men smile when they hear the word harem? L’amore nell’Islam dal Medioevo al digitale: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Here we see unravel the interested investigation of those authors and artists who have praised and painted the forbidden as pleasant, slavery as walled-up happiness, the poor tendency to nudity and eroticism.

Through a detailed investigation of the nature of the succession to Muhammad, she casted doubt on the validity of some of the hadith sayings and traditions attributed to himand therefore the subordination of women that she saw in Islam, but not necessarily in the Qur’an. Through this powerful weapon, man attempts to respond to the increased ability of the woman to occupy public soil and to establish herself professionally by enclosing the feminine in a binding obligation.

A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity Now, in Scheherazade Goes West, Mernissi reveals her unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture.


I found the chapter on Intelligence Versus Beauty the most compelling-but I feel soon after this chapter the book loses speed. On the Date of the Trial of Anaxagoras. Tales of a Harem Girlhood. Time is used against women in New York in the same way as space is used in Tehran by the Iranian ayatollahs: Charles Ogle – – Classical World: Feb 28, Elham rated it it was amazing Shelves: She’s a sociologist and a great storyteller – taking after Scheherazade herself.

She also differentiate between different Islamic cultures,saying that Turkish women were having control over their men, and gave examples of famous powerful women in different cultures,like Empress of the Mughal EmpireNur Jahan who was the best tiger haunter On several occasions in the late s and early s she conducted interviews in order to map prevailing attitudes to women and work. Beginning in the late s and s, feminist artists and art historians created a Feminist art movement that overtly addresses the role of women in the art world and explores women in art history.

And I’m definitely going to add a few chapters to the readings the next time I’m teaching orientalism!

Femininity is the beautiful, masculinity is the sublime. Male-female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society:. And get him repent killing all those brides The analysis of Western artists’ depictions of the harem and how this visual occidrnte of it, which is an instrument of the male gaze,is a tool of control, was intriguing also.

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Visions and artistic interpretations strangely embedding these characteristics, common to paintings by Ingress,Matisse,Delacroix or Picasso which remind of women devoid of morality and always ready to satisfy every possible requirement of the male applicant.

Apr 27, Megan rated it it was amazing. Moreover, the pursuit of knowledge is not desirable for women.


Sign in to use this feature. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads occidente you keep track of books you want to read. Jocelyne Dakhlia – – Clio She was trying to say by her stories that you are not the only man who has been betrayed On the other, in the east, men and women wear the same kind of clothes.

But someone who can figure out so much about Western culture from the outside can probably make eq Excellent analysis of how Muslim and Western men view women specifically harem women, but fstema women in general.

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But someone who can figure out so much about Western culture from the outside can probably make equally true observations about her own culture from the inside. More editions of Women’s Rebellion and Islamic Memory:. They only differ in color. This book is a study of the West’s perception of the Fahema East, and how that perception brings into sharper focus Western values.

Excellent analysis of how Muslim and Western men view women specifically harem women, but also women in general. All this is cleverly weaved in with discussions about some of the famous Nights tales. Mar 17, Arda rated it liked it. As a sociologist, Mernissi did fieldwork mainly hareb Morocco.

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Apr 07, Traci rated it it was amazing. Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi. No keywords specified fix it.