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The Resource Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood, Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward

Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood, Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward

Label
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood
Title
Dreams of trespass
Title remainder
tales of a harem girlhood
Statement of responsibility
Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward
Title variation
Tales of a harem girlhood
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Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco ..." So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth-women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespass is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world. In a book as evocative as anything found in A Thousand and One Nights, Mernissi, who was born in a harem in 1940 in Morocco, writes with great wit and color of the politics of seductions, of the harem as a metaphor, and of the world beyond--every woman's inaccessible obsession
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
GHS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mernissi, Fatima
Dewey number
964/.0082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT2678.M47
LC item number
A3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ward, Ruth V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mernissi, Fatima
  • Muslim women
  • Harems
  • Morocco
Label
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood, Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- Harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- Men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- Forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and breasts -- Silent dream of wings and flights -- Skin politics: eggs, dates, and other beauty secrets -- Henna, clay, and men's stares
Control code
414291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780201626490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 414291
  • (Sirsi) 414291
  • (OCoLC)62170090
  • (OCoLC)62170090
Label
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood, Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- Harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- Men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- Forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and breasts -- Silent dream of wings and flights -- Skin politics: eggs, dates, and other beauty secrets -- Henna, clay, and men's stares
Control code
414291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780201626490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 414291
  • (Sirsi) 414291
  • (OCoLC)62170090
  • (OCoLC)62170090

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