Dreams of Trespass

Tales of a Harem Girlhood

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Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780201489378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Relates the story of a woman born in a harem in Morocco, growing up with wise, funny, individualistic women, and creating a fantasy world from sheer imagination because the outside world was inaccessible

Harem

westliche Phantasien - östliche Wirklichkeit

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Author: Fatima Mernissi,Kate Reiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451055881

Category:

Page: 222

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Der Harem in uns

die Furcht vor dem anderen und die Sehnsucht der Frauen

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Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451049071

Category:

Page: 294

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Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten

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Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641080479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1824

Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.

Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literature

The Family Frontier

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Author: Dalya Abudi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181148

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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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

History, Culture and Politics

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Author: A. Ahmida

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230623018

Category: History

Page: 255

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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.

Im Land der Männer

Roman

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Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641227348

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ein ergreifender Roman über eine Kindheit in Libyen zur Zeit der Revolution Gaddafis Suleiman ist neun Jahre alt, als sich die Welt, wie er sie kennt, für immer verändert. Es ist der Sommer 1979, und Tripolis liegt im gleißenden Sonnenlicht. Die Maulbeeren sind so süß, als kämen sie direkt vom Himmel. Aber es geschehen Dinge, die Suleiman nicht versteht und die ihm niemand erklärt. Denn Suleiman soll nicht wissen, dass sein Vater im Untergrund gegen Revolutionsführer Gaddafi arbeitet – und muss doch erleben, wie sich das Netz des Sicherheitsapparates immer enger um die Familie legt.

Journeys and Destinations

Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning

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Author: Alex Norman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443850055

Category: Travel

Page: 310

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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 Women's Lives Retold

Exploring Identity Through Writing

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Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631477

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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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.

Gender Relations in Global Perspective

Essential Readings

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Author: Nancy Cook

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303280

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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Faced with an increasingly diverse student population, an expanding field of gender scholarship, and an academic emphasis on multidisciplinarity, social science professors often struggle to address and integrate such a broad array of gender issues in their courses. This book addresses that challenge by increasing students' understandings of gender relations in multiple social fields across time and space. Gender Relations in Global Perspective is truly multidisciplinary. It is partially drawn from the work of sociologists, but articles written by gender scholars from the disciplines of cultural studies, history, political science, geography, and literary theory are also included. The readings examine historically persistent, cross-culturally relevant, and empirically grounded concerns such as men's position in the family and women's relationship to work, media, and the global economy, as well as the gendered problems of violence, sexuality and reproduction, and racism. This book presents an engaging range of comparative and cross-cultural gender analyses from various world regions, including the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. As the articles are dialogically situated in this text, readers will be able to analyse gender similarities and differences around the globe and learn about the diversity of gender experiences across cultures and regions. This range of analyses demonstrates how a global perspective enriches feminist analyses. Students will quickly learn that to investigate gender dynamics adequately, attention must be paid simultaneously to the processes of racialization, class, colonialism and imperalism, and sexuality that interweave with gender to produce complex forms of oppression.

Historical Dictionary of Morocco

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Author: Thomas K. Park,Aomar Boum

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865112

Category: History

Page: 752

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction, which focuses on Morocco's history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.

Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

At Home and in the World

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Author: Ali Mirsepassi,Tadd Graham Fernée

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139868195

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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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.

The Orchestration of the Arts — A Creative Symbiosis of Existential Powers

The Vibrating Interplay of Sound, Color, Image, Gesture, Movement, Rhythm, Fragrance, Word, Touch

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Author: M. Kronegger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734119

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

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Regardless of the subject matter, our studies are always searching for a sense of the universal in the specific. Drawing, etchings and paintings are a way of communicating ideas and emotions. The key word here is to communicate. Whether the audience sees the work as laborious or poetic depends on the creative genius of the artist. Some painters use the play of light passing through a landscape or washing over a figure to create an evocative moment that will be both timeless and transitory. The essential role of art remains what is has always been, a way of human expression. This is the role that our participants concentrate on as they discuss art as the expression of the spirit, a creative act through which the artist makes manifest what is within him. Spirit suggests the unity of feeling and thought. Avoiding broad generalities, our participants address specific areas in orchestration with music, architecture, literature and phenomenology. Profs. Souiller, Scholz, Etlin, Sweetser, Josephs show us at what point art is an intimate, profound expression and the magic of a civilization as a whole, springing from its evolving thoughts and embodying ideals, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, Modernism and at what point it reflects the trans formation of a particular society and its mode of life.

Islam in the World Today

A Handbook of Politics, Religion, Culture, and Society

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Author: Werner Ende,Udo Steinbach

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464897

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Considered the most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world, the German-language Der Islam in der Gegenwart, currently in its fifth edition, offers a wealth of authoritative information on the religious, political, social, and cultural life of Islamic nations and of Islamic immigrant communities elsewhere. Now, Cornell University Press is making this invaluable resource accessible to English-language readers. More current than the latest German edition on which it is based, Islam in the World Today covers a comprehensive array of topics in concise essays by some of the world's leading experts on Islam, including: • the history of Islam from the earliest years through the twentieth century, with particular attention to Sunni and Shi'i Islam and Islamic revival movements during the last three centuries; • data on the advance of Islam along with current population statistics; • Muslim ideas on modern economics, on social order, and on attempts to modernize Islamic law (shari'a) and apply it in contemporary Muslim societies; • Islam in diaspora, especially the situation in Europe and America; • secularism, democracy, and human rights; and • women in Islam Twenty-four essays are each devoted to a specific Muslim country or a country with significant Muslim minorities, spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Additional essays illuminate Islamic culture, exploring local traditions; the languages and dialects of Muslim peoples; and art, architecture, and literature. Detailed bibliographies and indexes ensure the book's usefulness as a reference work.

A Companion to Muslim Cultures

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Author: Amyn B. Sajoo

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735217

Category: History

Page: 256

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Culture shapes every aspect of the relationship between God and the believer in Islam - as well as among believers, and with those beyond the fold. Fasts, prayers and pilgrimages are attuned to social rhythms old and new, no less than the designs of mosques and public gardens, the making of ‘religious’ music, and ways of thinking about technology and wellbeing. Ancient deserts and modern urban landscapes may echo with the same call for transcendence, but in voices that emerge from very different everyday realities. Scripture itself, as the Prophet Muhammad knew, is ever seen through a cultural lens; both language and what it communicates are intimately tied to context. And the cosmopolitanism that runs through Muslim history from the outset recalls T.S. Eliot’s remark that culture is ‘that which makes life worth living’. It frames how the deepest religious values are understood and practiced, from modesty in adornment and solidarity with the underprivileged, to integrity and accountability in political life. Muslims have never been content with a passive separation of faith from their daily lives, whether public or private. What are the implications of this holistic view in a diverse world of Muslims and non-Muslims? How do core ethical values interface with the particulars of local cultures in all their complexity, especially when it comes to matters like the status of women and the scope of individual religious freedom? The answers - at a time when secular and Muslim identities appear to be locked in conflict- are explored in this Companion by some of today’s finest scholars.

An American Bride in Kabul

A Memoir

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Author: Phyllis Chesler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137365579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than a half-century. In 1961, when she arrived in Kabul with her Afghan bridegroom, authorities took away her American passport. Chesler was now the property of her husband's family and had no rights of citizenship. Back in Afghanistan, her husband, a wealthy, westernized foreign college student with dreams of reforming his country, reverted to traditional and tribal customs. Chesler found herself unexpectedly trapped in a posh polygamous family, with no chance of escape. She fought against her seclusion and lack of freedom, her Afghan family's attempts to convert her from Judaism to Islam, and her husband's wish to permanently tie her to the country through childbirth. Drawing upon her personal diaries, Chesler recounts her ordeal, the nature of gender apartheid—and her longing to explore this beautiful, ancient, and exotic country and culture. Chesler nearly died there but she managed to get out, returned to her studies in America, and became an author and an ardent activist for women's rights throughout the world. An American Bride in Kabul is the story of how a naïve American girl learned to see the world through eastern as well as western eyes and came to appreciate Enlightenment values. This dramatic tale re-creates a time gone by, a place that is no more, and shares the way in which Chesler turned adversity into a passion for world-wide social, educational, and political reform.

Teen Library Events

A Month-by-month Guide

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Author: Kirsten Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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For both new and experienced young adult librarians with little time to plan and execute programs for teens, this book does not simply highlight established programs, but provides invaluable blueprints for teen library events. For each month of the calendar year, two or three popular programs--ranging from a poetry contest to a summer job program--are presented with instructions, sample flyers, and checklists, along with instructions for ongoing procedures soliciting teens' opinions, such as a monthly question board and running a Teen Advisory. Includes booktalks and ideas for working with and marketing your programs to schools and the community.

The Veil and the Male Elite

A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam

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Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Rituals of Memory

In Contemporary Arab Women's Writing

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Author: Brinda J. Mehta

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631354

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 303

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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.