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While on a book tour for her mernissj book, Mernissi discovers that whenever she tells her Western interviewers that she was born in a harem-their reaction is never what she expects.

Robert John Schwartz – – Philosophy of Science 48 4: The objective is identical in both cultures: Thank Fatima Mernissi I really want to attend ur classes but ur dead right now so I think reading ur books will be enough.

Nov 11, Noor Al. I have to read more about how fashion and media images restricts female influence. Sep 22, GhaDeeR rated it really liked it. Men agree more on the fact that women should be educated because they are the ones responsible for rising the new generations.

Rantisi that this mernisai not existing any more,eastern men are now obsessed with skinny blonde girls Mernissi is critical of the Muslim man’s genuine fear of the woman the otherbut she is as critical, if not even more so, of the western man’s insistence that what makes a woman feminine and beautiful is her quietness, lack of knowledge, dependence and eternal youth.

Mernissi uses the occasion of an author tour promoting her “Dreams of Trespass” to talk about Western v. More editions of Le cinquantuno parole dell’amore. Sign in to use this feature. Request removal from index. The book really leads up to the final chapter though, which is nothing but brilliant. Sometimes I felt like the plot line got off track and didn’t follow the main point, and therefore seemed a little boring at times.


And get him repent killing all those brides Sometimes I felt like the plot line got off track and didn’t follow the main point, and therefore se 3.

Vita nell’harem by Fatima Mernissi. Femininity is the beautiful, masculinity is the sublime.

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She should be ready to move, the tale teaches, that love can engulf and imprison you … She is impressed by the wisdo Fatema begins her book by narrating the story of The Lady with the Feather Dress mentioned in the The Arabian Nights.

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. Her ability to penetrate Shahriyar’s brain by using the power of her stories The Western harem isn’t a secluded place surrounded by high walls with a caliph, it’s everywhere. I personally developed a sense of how to study art, history, and culture and the value of it in appreciating, connecting and correcting traditions.

Dec 28, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: This shows that men and women are slightly equal in the east unlike in the west. She plays the role of the slightly naive visitor trying to ask why Western artists and authors insist on portraying the women of Turkish and Arab harems as silent, yet habitually uncl I wasn’t sure what to make of this at first, but I rather like it. 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 Eastern men fear women in vacuum places unlike those in the west who get even more self-confident.

Several fables and legends on the character of the Abbasid caliph have gone round in the East and the Arabic world. Therefore, things differ too much in our age starting from the way men measure beauty to the way they prove themselves as authoritarian members inside their families.


Here are some of my favorite quotes: The Challenge of a Princess’s Memoir. Dec 08, Meriem Youssra added it. It left me wanting to read more more more on this topic, and what better recommendation could you ask for?! Interviews with Moroccan Women by Fatima Mernissi.

And I’m definitely going to add a few chapters to the readings the next time I’m teaching orientalism! Quotes from Scheherazade Goes She debunks the myth of the harem by comparing its Eastern purpose a defined space that houses women and children and separates them from men with the Western man’s projections of the harem being a pleasure house where scantily clad women are always available to satisfy their every need.

Her conclusions, in particular in regards to what a Western is, are interesting.

Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems by Fatema Mernissi

Feb 20, DoctorM rated it liked it Shelves: L’amore nell’Islam dal Medioevo al digitale:. This book looks at the idea of the harem from the Western male view, something which confuses Mernissi because her view of the harem is radically different and more accurate.

The west on the one hand considers fashion as the main factor that differentiates between men and women.

To ask other readers questions about Scheherazade Goes Westplease sign up. All msrnissi is cleverly weaved in with discussions about some of the famous Nights tales.

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The tragic dimension so present in Muslim harems — fear of women and male self-doubt — is missing in the western harem. Fateka un 3 y medio.

As they recognize their uncontrollable force She was using her wisdom to get control over him