Dreams Of Trespass

Dreams Of Trespass
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1995-09-04
ISBN: 9780201489378
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams Of Trespass Book Excerpt:

This "wonderful and enchanting" memoir tells the revelatory true story of one Muslim girl's life in her family's French Moroccan harem, set against the backdrop of World War II (The New York Times Book Review). "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco..." So begins Fatima Mernissi in this illuminating narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth -- women who, without access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. A beautifully written account of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex, Dreams of Trespass illuminates what it was like to be a modern Muslim woman in a place steeped in tradition.

Arab Women s Lives Retold

Arab Women s Lives Retold
Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2007-10-18
ISBN: 9780815631477
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Women s Lives Retold Book Excerpt:

Examining late twentieth-century autobiographical writing by Arab women novelists, poets, and artists, this anthology explores the ways in which Arab women have portrayed and created their identities within differing social environments. Even as the collection dismantles standard notions of Arab female subservience, the works presented here go well beyond the confines of those traditional boundaries. The book explores the many routes Arab women writers have taken to speak to each other, to their readers, and to the world at large. Drawing from a rich body of literature, the essays collectively attest to the surprisingly lively and committed roles Arab women play in varied geographic regions, at home and abroad. These recent writings assess how the interplay between individual, private, ethnic identity and the collective, public, global world of politics has impacted Arab women's rights.

Dreams of Trespass book Club Kit

Dreams of Trespass  book Club Kit
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures

North south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures
Author: African Literature Association. Meeting
Publsiher: Africa World Press
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781592211579
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures Book Excerpt:

This volume collects some of the best lectures at the African Literature Association's 25th annual conference held in 1999. The conference brought together for the first time a large number of scholars, creative writers and artists from Northern Africa and their counterparts from Sub- Saharan Africa. The conference and this collection highlight the inspiring and stimulating dialogue between two literary and cultural areas that have often been artificially compartmentalised. The essays draw suprising connections and illustrate the breadth and dynamism of African literature.

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi
Author: Raja Rhouni
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004176160
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi Book Excerpt:

This book presents a detailed critical analysis of the work of Fatima Mernissi. Mernissi is considered to be one of the major figures in Feminist thought for both Morocco and Muslim society in general. This work discusses Mernissi's intellectual trajectory from 'secular' to 'Islamic' feminism in order to trace the evolution of so-called Islamic feminist theory. The book also engages critically with the work of other Muslim feminists, using frameworks and approaches developed in the works of Muslim reformist thinkers, namely Mohammed Arkoun and Nasr Abu Zaid, with the aim of engaging the theorization of this emerging Feminism.

Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women s Writing

Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women   s Writing
Author: Brinda Mehta
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN: 9780815631354
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women s Writing Book Excerpt:

This volume carefully assesses fixed notions of Arab womanhood by exploring the complexities of Arab women’s lives as portrayed in literature. Encompassing women writers and critics from Arab, French, and English traditions, it forges a transnational Arab feminist consciousness. Brinda Mehta examines the significance of memory rituals in women’s writings, such as the importance of water and purification rites in Islam and how these play out in the women’s space of the hammam (Turkish bath). Mehta shows how sensory experiences connect Arab women to their past. Specific chapters raise awareness of the experiences of Palestinian women in exile and under occupation, Bedouin and desert rituals, and women’s views on conflict in Iraq and Lebanon, and the compatibility between Islam and feminism. At once provocative and enlightening, this work is a groundbreaking addition to the timely field of modern Arab women’s writing and criticism and Arab literary studies.

Voices of Resistance

Voices of Resistance
Author: Alison Baker
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780791436219
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Resistance Book Excerpt:

Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. Each woman is introduced in terms of her family background and personal style, and the interviews are given texture and context by references to Moroccan history and popular culture, including contemporary songs and poems. These women are storytellers, and they lived through stirring times. Their active struggle against French colonialism also challenged and redefined traditional Moroccan ideas about women's roles in society. The narratives reconstruct the little-known history of Moroccan feminism and nationalism, and probe the lives of a remarkable group of Islamic women whose voices have never been heard until now.

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil
Author: Katherine Bullock
Publsiher: IIIT
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1565642872
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Feminist Politics

Feminist Politics
Author: Deborah Orr,Dianna Taylor,Eileen Kahl,Christa Rainwater,Kathleen Earle
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780742547780
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Politics Book Excerpt:

This anthology of articles provides contemporary international feminist perspectives on issues of identity, agency, and difference as they pertain to both feminist politics in particular, and contemporary western politics more generally.

Borders Advocating Agency

Borders Advocating Agency
Author: Jillian L. Tangeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Dreams of Trespass

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Dreams of Trespass
Author: Michael Birling
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9785458816397
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Dreams of Trespass Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Provocations

Provocations
Author: Susan Bordo,M. Cristina Alcalde,Ellen Rosenman
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-03-21
ISBN: 0520264223
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Provocations Book Excerpt:

The first collection of its kind, Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought is historically organized and transnational in scope, highlighting key ideas, transformative moments, and feminist conversations across national and cultural borders. Emphasizing feminist cross-talk, transnational collaborations and influences, and cultural differences in context, this anthology heralds a new approach to studying feminist history. Provocations includes engaging, historically significant primary sources by writers of many nationalities in numerous genres—from political manifestos to theoretical and cultural analysis to poetry and fiction. These texts range from those of classical antiquity to others composed during the Arab Spring and represent Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. Each section begins with an introductory essay that presents central ideas and explores connections among readings, placing them in historical, national, and intellectual contexts and concluding with questions for discussion and reflection.

Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women s Literature

Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women s Literature
Author: Dalya Abudi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN: 9004191097
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women s Literature Book Excerpt:

This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life.

Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib

Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib
Author: A. Ahmida
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 0230623018
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib Book Excerpt:

The contributors rethink the history of colonial and nationalist categories and analyses of the Maghrib. Their goal is to explore the ambiguities, failures, and silences manufactured by colonial and nationalist scholarships and present alternative strategies and scholarship to the study of history, culture, and state-society relations in the Maghrib during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Despite the fact that the contributors come from different disciplines and perspectives - whether political science, history, or sociology - they share a critical view of the history of the Maghrib, and they approach Maghribi societies not as a footnote to Europe and capitalism, but within its own dynamics.

The World as a Global Agora

The World as a Global Agora
Author: Soumia Boutkhil,Larbi Touaf
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 1443807281
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World as a Global Agora Book Excerpt:

In the current postmodern reality where society is no longer viewed as a totality but as a collection of individual interests, public space both as a physical and symbolic space, has no determined contours and the public sphere is likely to take new forms. Yet as a crucial principle of democracy, public space will continue to feed discussions as long as models of participatory democracy represent the guarantor of good governance and the preservation of the public good. Ranging from architecture, sociology, to literary criticism and women and gender studies, the essays that compose this collection have as a common denominator the idea of public space as a vital aspect of public life in modern as well as in developing and traditional societies. Placing themselves beyond the relentless theoretical debates around the concept of public space, the authors agree that no matter what forms it takes, public space remains a fundamental aspect of even those societies that until recently were viewed as hermetically sealed. What emerges from the different perspectives included in this book is a general consensus that the symbolic value of the physical public space is grounded in the collective socio-political consciousness as the basis for a general sense of civic action.

Women and Islam

Women and Islam
Author: Ibtissam Bouachrine
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN: 0739179071
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Islam Book Excerpt:

Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of “us” vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies that have circulated in academic and non-academic circles about Muslim women and the role of feminism, both within and outside the Muslim world.

Journeys and Destinations

Journeys and Destinations
Author: Alex Norman
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN: 1443850055
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journeys and Destinations Book Excerpt:

Journeys and Destinations: Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning brings together scholarship from diverse fields all focused on either practices of journeying, or destinations to which such journeys lead. Common across the contributions herein are threads that indicate travel as a core component — as a concept or a practice — of the fabric of identity and meaning.

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

Arab Modernism as World Cinema
Author: Peter Limbrick
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0520330560
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Modernism as World Cinema Book Excerpt:

Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.

Shades of the Planet

Shades of the Planet
Author: Wai Chee Dimock,Lawrence Buell
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691188254
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shades of the Planet Book Excerpt:

In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? And what would American literature look like without it?Leading scholars take up this debate in Shades of the Planet, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference. This reversed frame yields a surprising landscape, alive with traces of West Africa, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, India, China, Mexico, and Australia. The Broadway musical Oklahoma! has aboriginal antecedents; Black English houses an African syntax; American slavery consorts with the Holocaust; Philip Roth keeps company with Milan Kundera; the crime novel moves south of the border; and R. P. Blackmur lectures in Japan. A national literature becomes haunted by the world when that literature is seen extending to the Pacific, opening up to Islam, and accompanying African-American authors as they travel. Highlighting American literature as a fold in a planet-wide fabric, this pioneering volume transforms the field, redrawing its institutional as well as geographical map.The contributors are Rachel Adams, Jonathan Arac, Homi K. Bhabha, Lawrence Buell, Wai Chee Dimock, Susan Stanford Friedman, Paul Giles, David Palumbo-Liu, Ross Posnock, Joseph Roach, and Eric J. Sundquist.

Islam Democracy and Cosmopolitanism

Islam  Democracy  and Cosmopolitanism
Author: Ali Mirsepassi,Tadd Graham Fernée
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN: 1139868195
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Democracy and Cosmopolitanism Book Excerpt:

This book presents a critical study of citizenship, state and globalization in societies that have been historically influenced by Islamic traditions and institutions. Interrogating the work of contemporary theorists of Islamic modernity such as Mohammed Arkoun, Abdul an-Na'im, Fatima Mernissi, Talal Asad, Saba Mahmood and Aziz Al-Azmeh, this book explores the debate on Islam, democracy and modernity, contextualized within contemporary Muslim lifeworlds. These include contemporary Turkey (following the 9/11 attacks and the onset of war in Afghanistan), multicultural France (2009–10 French burqa debate), Egypt (the 2011 Tahrir Square mass mobilizations), and India. Ali Mirsepassi and Tadd Graham Fernée critique particular counterproductive ideological conceptualizations, voicing an emerging global ethic of reconciliation. Rejecting the polarized conceptual ideals of the universal or the authentic, the authors critically reassess notions of the secular, the cosmopolitan and democracy. Raising questions that cut across the disciplines of history, anthropology, sociology and law, this study articulates a democratic politics of everyday life in modern Islamic societies.