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See 1 question about Scheherazade Goes West…. Time is used against women in New York in the same way as space is used in Tehran by the Iranian ayatollahs: Femininity is the beautiful, masculinity is the sublime.

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El harén en Occidente : Fatema Mernissi :

L’harem e l’Occidente by Fatima Mernissi. While on a book tour for her previous book, Mernissi discovers that whenever she tells her Western interviewers that she was born in a harem-their reaction is never what she expects.

But someone who can figure out so much about Western culture from the outside can mernixsi make equally true observations about her own culture from the inside. Sign in Create an account. No wonder, she concluded, there were men like Jacques who dreamt of harems filled with passive odalisques and trembled with fear whenever they were attracted to a professional woman.

It is through the images we consume, our ideas of beauty, and through Western philosophies.

Moser – – Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 93 Here we see unravel the interested investigation of those authors and artists who have praised and painted the forbidden as pleasant, slavery as walled-up happiness, the poor e to nudity mernisssi eroticism. On the Date of the Trial of Anaxagoras. But Scheherazade’s presence in the west is silenced, and she is limited to being a pretty passive girl who does not even speak.

I have to read more about how fashion and media images restricts female influence. View all 10 comments. The book really leads up to the final chapter though, which is nothing but brilliant.


L’amore nell’Islam dal Medioevo al digitale: Scheherazade is ultimately the storyteller with samar; the ability to speak softly in the darkness and open up incredibly rich veins of feeling – she is a super ell who could change the mind of a criminal and save not on This is haten great book to refer to when caught up in a heated discussion about the perception of women in the west vs. She points out that the harem inmates of Arab merniasi say, the concubines and slave girls in the “Thousand and One Nights” are valued for their intelligence and poetic skills, and that the caliphs and sultans of folklore fall in love with women who can challenge them at chess rather merely offer up decorative complaisance.

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Approximate Truth and Confirmation. For the west an intelligent women is, not so much damaged goods as mutated; to fatems a woman is not damaged by her intelligence unlike, for example, when losing her virginity but mutated into a creature of thought and there for not a being of beauty.

Mernissi uses the occasion of an author tour promoting her “Dreams of Trespass” to talk about Western v. Women artists faced challenges due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world. It’s a short, fairly quick read, and an interesting one.

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Request removal from index. It discusses representations in classic art, literature, and most fun!

Women watch themselves being looked at. But in the Occident, men dominate women by unveiling what beauty ought to be….

It’s been several years since I read it now, so I hesitate to go into more shady details Tales of a Harem Girlhood:. As if she was so ,she would have been killed at her first night, like the others Feb 28, Elham rated it it was amazing Shelves: But overall this book made me open my eyes to some of the things happening in our world. Trivia About Scheherazade Goes Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi. Lists with This Book. Jul 27, Joseph Sverker added it Shelves: Her conclusions, in particular in regards to what a Western is, are interesting.


Journal of the American Oriental Society 74 2: She leaves it to the reader to decide which is more cruel in the long run. Jul 13, Abdullah Mo added it. They only differ in color.

She’s a sociologist and a great storyteller mernissj taking after Scheherazade herself. Western Ethnocentrism and Perceptions of the Harem. Women has the right to be educated more than before, and that is considered as a plus to her for that helps the society develop. Differnt Cultures, Different Harems, is the account of author Fatema Mernissi’s search for an explanation as to why there is such a divide in the Eastern and Western understanding of the harem.

So, if these were places of reclusion devoid of sensuality and sexuality, by definition closed and interdicted to men, where anger and frustration existed in equal measures, why then did those established Western artists take pleasure in representing them as they did, fayema contrary to reality?

A woman who dares to be intelligent is immediately punished: Beginning in the late s and s, feminist artists and art historians created a Feminist art movement that overtly addresses the role of women in the art world and explores women in art history. Jocelyne Dakhlia – – Clio It left me wanting to read more more more on this topic, and what better recommendation could you ask for?! 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 She sees her as woman of a particular political role who was rescuing her own life for stopping all this killing As Mernissi mentioned in her work: To ask hharen readers questions about Scheherazade Goes Westplease sign up.