The Veil And The Male Elite

A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam


By Fatima Mernissi

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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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Dec 21, 1992
Page Count
240 pages
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Fatima Mernissi

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.

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