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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'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. MichalakAbout the Author:
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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Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110201523213
Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0201523213