Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 2669036

Fatema Mernissi is a professor of sociology at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco. She is the bestselling author of Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, The Veil and the Male Elite, and Beyond the Veil.
Fatema Mernissi, the world-renowned Islamic feminist, has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East, in works hailed as "enchanting" (The New York Times Book Review), "exuberant" (Elle), and "remarkable" (The Washington Post Book World). Now, in Scheherazade Goes West, Mernissi reveals her unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of clear-eyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative.

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ISBN 9780743412438
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2002-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Height 8.25 in
Language English
Subtitle Different Cultures, Different Harems
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Mernissi, Fatema
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