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

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

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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.

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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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.

Islam And Democracy

Fear Of The Modern World With New Introduction

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Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786731001

Category: History

Page: 224

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Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for violent ends, to prove different views. Updated with a new introduction by the author written in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard. It shines new light on the people behind today's terrorist acts and raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of the Middle East today, Islam and Democracy is as timely now as it was upon its initial, celebrated publication.

Bei lebendigem Leib

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Author: Souad

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373255273X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Souad in einen jungen Mann und wird schwanger. Für ihre Dorfgemeinschaft im Westjordanland ein Skandal. Die Ehre der Familie ist unwiderruflich beschmutzt. Das Gesetz kennt nur eine Konsequenz: Souad muss sterben. Ihr Schwager Hussein verbrennt sie bei lebendigem Leib. In den Augen der Dorfgemeinschaft ist dieser Mann ein Held. Und seine Tat ein "Ehrenmord". Doch mit letzter Kraft kann Souad fliehen. Im Krankenhaus bringt sie ihren Sohn zur Welt, der ihr sofort genommen wird. Als sie nach 25 Jahren endlich ihr Kind wiederfindet, entschließt Souad sich, Zeugnis abzulegen - um der Weltöffentlichkeit die Augen über dieses grausame, archaische Gesetz gegen die Frauen zu öffnen!

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.

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.

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.