EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West]


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  • Scheherazade Goes West
  • Fatema Mernissi
  • English
  • 05 May 2020
  • 9780743412438

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Scheherazade Goes West Read  104 Ndent 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 exuis. A lovely and playful look into the anthropology of gender relations derived from art painting first and foremost but literature as well How was the harem and the women within it perceived in the West vs how it was perceived in the Arab worldThe author deliciously takes us through various musings and analysis through storytelling like a modern day Scheherezade just like the classic heroine she discusses at some point She touches on some very valid points like the Orientalization of the Western male gaze on the harem women and so on but some other points feel a bit like over generalizations such as the idea that in the West intelligence in women is antithetical to attractiveness All in all it s a wonderful read and a good intro for Western and Arabic art anthropologies

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Scheherazade Goes West Read  104 Fatema Mernissi the world renowned Islamic feminist has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East Now in Scheherazade Goes West Mernissi reveals her uniue experiences as a liberated indepe. Fatema begins her book by narrating the story of The Lady with the Feather Dress mentioned in the The Arabian Nightsshe tells it from her grandmother s perspective who changed the end that instead of living happily ever after that lady left her husband and went back to her island home as she was deprived from her wingsthe main message is that a woman should lead her life She should be ready to move the tale teaches that love can engulf and imprison you She is impressed by the wisdom of her grandmotherwho has always encouraged her to leave her countryand try to learn from other culturesshe uses her Sufi heritage to help her be patient and open to learnWith the knowledge of other cultures we can compare ourselves to others and came to gain better understanding of ourselvesshe was referring also to the storytelling which was away to escape censorship on written worksAnd that oral heritage has been a record for a lot of traditions that has a very powerful effectShe thinks that men are irresistibly attracted to independent women and fall deeply in love with them but are always terrified of being abandonedAnd that is why men used to imprison womenAs they recognize their uncontrollable forceShe then move to another point which is Western representations of Scheherazade in ballet Hollywood movies and paintingsWhich was completely different from the eastern point of viewAs she was seen as intelligent an smart woman who has succeeded in saving many women from deathHer ability to penetrate Shahriyar s brain by using the power of her storiesShe was using her wisdom to get control over himAnd get him repent killing all those bridesShe sees her as woman of a particular political role who was rescuing her own life for stopping all this killingShe didn t see her as an oppressed sexual objectAs if she was so she would have been killed at her first night like the othersShe was having the role of a psychiatrist who was trying to heal his patient s woundsShe was trying to say by her stories that you are not the only man who has been betrayedin Fatema s journey of searchingJack her friend was guiding her and advised her to read Kant s booksshe was shocked to know that he sees that the knowledge decrease women charm and attractivenesshe thinks that a learned woman might as well even have a beard also the same idea was mentioned in some of Moli re playsshe accompanied Jack on a walking tour of his favorite odalisues from Ingres to Matisse she wanted to know why Ingres was portraying them so nude and powerless although they actually dressed like men and was very powerful and have a great authority and control over menand that that place was a scene of many conspiraciesand a dangerous site for struggleshe said that one of the European Travelers was amazed when he sneaks a peek over on of the Turkish harem and saw that they were dressed like menhere she focuses on how art can signify a cultureand result in a Social stigmaShe also differentiate between different Islamic culturessaying that Turkish women were having control over their men and gave examples of famous powerful women in different cultureslike Empress of the Mughal Empire Nur Jahan who was the best tiger haunterShe ended her book with a story she told about herselfin a trip to a designer s shop in New Yorkshe didn t find her size in the storeshe thinks that western women are pressured to be at size 6 which limits value and visibility of women to an image of a certain kind of 14 year old girlshe sees this as a new oppression and enslavement and the western haremthis situation makes her lose her self confidencebut she comforted her self by remembering how she was praised in her country for having those heavy hipsI wanna tell u Ms Rantisi that this is not existing any eastern men are now obsessed with skinny blonde girlsu are talking about something from the past

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Scheherazade Goes West Read  104 Itely 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. Excellent analysis of how Muslim and Western men view women specifically harem women but also women in general Great not only for analyzing gender relations in the West but also cultural differences I felt that the author stereotyped individuals in each culture but her observations about each culture were spot on Or at least her observations about gender relations in Western culture were But someone who can figure out so much about Western culture from the outside can probably make eually true observations about her own culture from the inside Here are some of my favorite uotes I do not know what goes on in the minds of Western men Mernissi s Moroccan friend Kemal would say All I can tell you is that they would have built harems too if they saw women as an uncontrollable force Could it be that in their fantasies Westerners imagine women without wings Who knows p 8 Immanuel Kant s message is uite basic Femininity is the beautiful masculinity is the sublime The sublime is of course the capacity to think to rise higher than the animal and the physical world And you d better keep the distinction straight because a woman who dares to be intelligent is punished on the spot She is ugly The philosopher s frontier does not concern the division of space into private women and public men realms but into beauty women and intelligence men Unlike Harun Ar Rachid a caliph who euated beauty with erudition and paid astronomic sums for the witty jarya in his harem Kant s ideal woman was speechless P 91 Her words sounded so simple but the threat they implied was so cruel that I realized for the first time that maybe size 6 is a violent restriction imposed on women than is the Muslim veil He The Western man declares that in order to be beautiful a woman must look fourteen years old If she dare to look fifty or worse sixty she is beyond the pale In fact the modern Western man enforces Immanuel Kant s nineteenth century theories To be beautiful women have to appear childish and brainless When a woman looks mature and self assertive or allows her hips to expand she is condemned as ugly P 213 214


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  1. says: Summary Scheherazade Goes West Fatema Mernissi Ô 4 Read EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West]

    Summary Scheherazade Goes West review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Ô 4 Read Fatema begins her book by narrating the story of The Lady with the Feather Dress mentioned in the The Arabian Nightsshe tells it from her grandmother's perspective who changed the end that instead of living happily ever after that lady left her husband and went back to her island home as she was deprived from her wingsthe

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Scheherazade the heroine of the Arabian Nights is the basis of Mernissi's treatise about the differences in misogyny between Europeans and Arabs It is an interesting concept and having read Mernissi's memoir about her own childhood days in a harem it gave me a lot of extra context as well So what are the differences? Are they comparable?According to Mernissi Scheherezade is celebrated as a feminist icon in the Arab world She used her wit a

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    review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Ô 4 Read EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] I wasn't sure what to make of this at first but I rather like it It's playful and a bit tongue in cheek but also a sly allegory of sexual politics East and West Mernissi uses the occasion of an author tour promoting her D

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] While it is possible to read this book prior to reading Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood I would recommend reading Dreams firstThis book looks at the idea of the harem from the Western male view something which confuses Mernissi because her view of the harem is radically different and accurate Her conclusions in particular in regards to what a Western is are interesting

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Mernissi wrote this book after her book tour through Europe and America for another of her books Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood She's a sociologist and a great storyteller taking after Scheherazade herself This book is a study of the West's perception of the Middle East and how that perception brings into sharper focus Western values For example she spends a lot of time exploring the Western man's obsessi

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Fatema Mernissi Ô 4 Read Summary Scheherazade Goes West YES 5 BIG STARS Cuz this book is just SO PERFECT Now idk if I have the right to say it but it's AMAZING Genuinely this is the 2nd book that I hate the moment when I finish it cuz I just don't want from it to have an end I dont know if I have the power to do a good review about it here right now So I'll just post my review next Sund

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Fatema Mernissi’s novel explores the imagery and sexual ideology of harems in both the west and the east Mernissi illustrates the sharp contrast of the western and eastern harems the western harem being one of ideology rather than physical presence while also analyzing the differing sexual attitudes depiction and behavi

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Summary Scheherazade Goes West Excellent analysis of how Muslim and Western men view women specifically harem women but also women in general Great not only for analyzing gender relations in the West but also cultural differences I felt that the author stereotyped individuals in each culture but her observations about each culture were spot on Or at least her observations about gender relations in Western culture were But someone who can figure out s

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    EBOOK / PDF [Scheherazade Goes West] Fatema Mernissi Ô 4 Read This is a great book to refer to when caught up in a heated discussion about the perception of women in the west vs the east This book almost takes us to private rooms through time and space and in which the dynamics between men and women are easily understood 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 com

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