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 ... Read full review
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 canít the government eradicate such heinous practice? Why are women putting their daughters in painful procedures? These Procedures are not only detrimental to a womanís health, but it also affects her physiologically. Although I still opposed the practice, but many of my questions have been answered. Great Read!
Is Female Circumcision a Maladaptive Cultural Pattern?
To Marry and Bear Children? The Demographic Consequences
Female Circumcision Among the Yoruba of Southwestern
Views of Nigerian
The Debate over Medicalization
Responses from Sudanese Feminists