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Female Circumcision in Africa

Culture, Controversy, and Change (Directions in Applied Anthropology)
  • 349 Pages
  • 4.13 MB
  • English

Lynne Rienner Publishers
Customs, Ethical issues & debates, Sexual abuse, Social & cultural anthropology, Women"s studies, Manners And Customs, Health Care, Social Science, Sociology, Africa, Customs & Traditions, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General, Female circumc
ContributionsBettina Shell-Duncan (Editor), Ylva Hernlund (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9694911M
ISBN 101555878717
ISBN 139781555878719

The book's authors repeatedly allude to critics who have inquired into the basis for ignoring male circumcision while opposing even a ceremonial nick of female genitalia. Increasing trends away from traditional practitioners and toward medicalization of FGC in Africa is changing the nature and impact of the by: Female "circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change - Google Books Though the issue of female genital cutting, or circumcision, has become a nexus for debates on cultural relativism, 5/5(2).

The opening chapter of Female "Circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change, written by its editors, makes it clear we are in for quite a ride with this by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Giorgis, Belkis Wolde. Female circumcision in Africa. [Addis Ababa]: United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa, Female "circumcision" in Africa: culture, controversy, and change Nutzerbericht - Not Available - Book Verdict.

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 5/5(2).

Get this from a library. Prisoners of ritual: an odyssey into female genital circumcision in Africa. [Hanny Lightfoot-Klein] -- This unique volume focuses on the psychosexual and social effects of female genital mutilation, an ancient, deeply entrenched custom saturating the larger part of Africa.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. It is a cultural practice thought to have been established centuries ago, though its origins appear to have been lost in the past.

International efforts to eliminate it also have a long history/5. Female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. Female genital mutilation or cutting This book demonstrates how arts have become a formidable expression of thoughts and a means of. Female genital mutilation/cutting(FGM/C) remains a pervasive harmful cultural and traditionalpractice.

FGM/C refers to all proce-dures involving partialor total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female organs for non-medical reasons. 1 WHO classifiesFGM/C into four types—namely, clitoridectomy, excision. Female Genital Mutilation and the Influence of Traditional Cultural Practices Against Women: Experience From Ibibio, Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria: /ch Female circumcision is central to African traditional religion and entails transgression of fundamental rights.

However, the rationale for female circumcisionAuthor: AniediAbasi Okon Ekpatt. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discourses by Obioma Nnaemeka at Barnes & Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your : Obioma Nnaemeka. Female Circumcision gathers together African activists to examine the issue within its various cultural and historical contexts, the debates on circumcision regarding African refugee and immigrant populations in the United States, and the human rights efforts to eradicate the practice.

This work brings African women's voices into the discussion, foregrounds indigenous processes of social and cultural change, and demonstrates the manifold linkages between respect for women's Cited by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Mar 1, - Social Science - pages.

0 Reviews. Bolokoli, khifad, tahara, tahoor, qudiin, irua, bondo, kuruna, negekorsigin, and kene-kene are a few of the. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting (FGC), is practiced in 30 countries in western, eastern, and north-eastern Africa, in parts of the Middle East and Asia, and within some immigrant communities in Europe, North America and Australia.

The WHO defines the practice as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or. Sylvia Yeko decided to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) three weeks ago at the age of 26 - even though the practice, which used to be performed on teenage girls, was outlawed in Uganda in   FGM is illegal in Nigeria.

But one Facebook user posted graphic pictures showing children being circumcised and asked parents to bring their children for the procedure at his home. A provocative book, clearly written for both general and scholarly audiences."—American EthnologistBolokoli, khifad, tahara, tahoor, qudiin, irua, bondo, kuruna, negekorsigin, and kene-kene are a few of the terms used in local African languages to denote a set of cultural practices collectively known as female circumcision.

Practiced in many. The study also found that the rate of FGM decreased significantly in that age group in West Africa from percent in to percent inand in North Africa. Virtuous Cuts: Female Genital Circumcision in an African Ontology ROGAIA MUSTAFA ABUSHARAF.

ROGAIA MUSTAFA ABUSHARAF Search for other works by this author on: This Site. Google. Related Book Chapters. Virtuous Economies. Freeing the Virtuous Individual. Cutting.

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The collection is a radical departure from conventional anthologies and the love theme is aimed at debunking the myth that African Women are poor and helpless victims. Female "Circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change Edited by: Bettina Shell-Duncan and Ylva Hernlund Reviewer: J.

Steven Svoboda A seemingly endless parade of more-or-less interchangeable articles and books about female genital cutting (FGC) appeared in the 80’s and 90’s, each apparently attempting to outdo the last in the ferocity of its denunciation of the patriarchy, its.

The practice of female genital mutilation (we will use the latest definition adopted by WHO/UNFP: female genital mutilation/cutting or FGM/C) is still widespread in 28 African countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than two million females undergo some form of genital mutilation every year.

- Circumcision,History of Circumcision, Male circumcision,FGM, Female genital Mutilation, Male mutilation, Circumcision benefits, circumcision is good pins. The African tradition of female circumcision is the ritual of the rite of passage from girlhood into the realm of womanhood.

It is practiced by the. Twenty-two of the 28 African countries in which Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is practiced have adopted legislations prohibiting it.

In Ghana and Benin, for example, FGM has been prohibited and. Female circumcision (Fig. ) is most commonly performed in Africa, with 98% of all women in Sudan and Somalia being affected, 8 as well as the Middle East and Asia – all areas from which women migrate to the US.

Clinicians therefore will be required to observe and treat the long-term effects of circumcision with an understanding that the. Many Somali women and girls, as well as women and girls from other parts of Africa, have fled their homelands and gone into exile in Europe.

Female genital mutilation is classified into 4 major types. Type 1: Often referred to as clitoridectomy, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals), and in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris).

Type 2: Often referred to as excision, this is the partial or total removal of the. In her book Sex and Social Justice, Martha Nussbaum neatly states one major reason: “The term 'female circumcision' has been rejected by.

WHO Guidelines on the Management of Health Complications from Female Genital Mutilation.

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Top results in this book Table of Contents. Select item 2. In Her Lifetime: Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee to Study Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa; Howson CP.

Read this book on Questia. Female Circumcision gathers together African activists to examine the issue within its various cultural and historical contexts, the debates on circumcision regarding African refugee and immigrant populations in the U.S.

and the human rights efforts to eradicate the practice.Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation, can no longer be seen as a traditional custom. It has become a problem of modern society in Africa as well as in Western by:   Books Music Art & design million women alive today are affected by it and it is still practised in almost 30 African countries.

Female genital mutilation being inflicted on girls stuck.