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A study of sexual inequality in Muslim society. It argues that the Islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in a stricter regulation and control of women's sexuality, which Muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilized society.
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Fatima Mernissi was born in 1941 in Fez, Morocco, a centre of nationalist agitation at the time. She attended a school run by movement activists which accepted female students, and later studied political science in Rabat and sociology in the US. From 1973-80 she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Rabat, and has since been a member of the research centre of Mohammed V University there.Review:
'A fascinating book.' Scotland on Sunday 'This classic work not only describes life beneath the veil but analyses it ... from within.' Tribune
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110470596139
Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0470596139 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1172218