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

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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.

About 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780201632217
ISBN-10: 0201632217
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: December 21st, 1992
Pages: 240
Language: English