Female "circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change
Bettina Shell-Duncan, Ylva Hernlund
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Social Science - 349 pages
This interdisciplinary volume examines the issue of female genital cutting or 'circumcision' and explores the role that scholars can and should play in approaching this issue.
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In their excellent introduction to this collection of essays, the editors (an assistant professor and a graduate student, both from the University of Washington's anthropology department) write that "female 'circumcision' has emerged as a test case for cultural relativism as scholars struggle with how to approach the issue intellectually, emotionally, and morally." Thirteen subsequent chapters present a variety of viewpoints, sometimes conflicting with and sometimes repeating one another, but all honestly tackling the issues just mentioned without relying heavily on rhetoric or ideology. Some contributions are ethnological, others use a survey/applied research approach, and still others are mainly theoretical. As a whole, the volume succeeds in deflating many widely held assumptions about female "circumcision" (consistently put in quotation marks, to the point of annoyance) and in raising important questions about these widespread and highly contested practices. Students, scholars, policymakers, and rights advocates will learn a great deal from this provocative and timely book. Recommended for academic collections in anthropology, African and black studies, women's studies, and human rights.DJay H. Bernstein, Fordham Univ. Lib., Bronx, NY
With the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), i have always been bitter. I could not possibly understand the legitimate reasons for the practice. And I feel that the health risks and psychological trauma outweigh the reason. why? I had questions. Why can’t the government eradicate such heinous practice? Why are women putting their daughters in painful procedures? These Procedures are not only detrimental to a woman’s health, but it also affects her physiologically. Although I still opposed the practice, but many of my questions have been answered. Great Read!
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The Debate over Medicalization
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