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Female "circumcision" in Africa : culture, controversy, and change

Author: Bettina Shell-Duncan; Ylva Hernlund
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.
Series: Directions in applied anthropology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Shell-Duncan; Ylva Hernlund
ISBN: 1555878717 9781555878719 1555879950 9781555879952
OCLC Number: 43952114
Description: viii, 349 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Female "circumcision" in Africa : dimensions of the practice and debates / Bettina Shell-Duncan and Ylva Hernlund --
Is female "circumcision" a maladaptive cultural pattern? / Ellen Gruenbaum --
To marry and bear children? : the demographic consequences of infibulation in Sudan / Deborah Balk --
Female "circumcision" among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria : the beginning of change / I.O. Orubuloye, Pat Caldwell, and John C. Caldwell --
Female genital cutting in Nigeria : views of Nigerian doctors on the medicalization debate / Mairo Usman Mandara --
Women without choices : the debate over medicalization of female genital cutting and its impact on a northern Kenyan community / Bettina Shell-Duncan, Walter Obungu Obiero, and Leunita Auko Muruli --
"Ngaitana (I will circumcise myself)" : lessons from colonial campaigns to ban excision in Meru, Kenya / Lynn Thomas --
Revisiting feminist discourses on infibulation : responses from Sudanese feminists / Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf --
Adopting female "circumcision" in southern Chad : the experience of Myabé / Lori Leonard --
Handing over the knife : Numu women and the campaign against excision in Mali / Claudie Gosselin --
Becoming a Muslim, becoming a person : female "circumcision," religious identity, and personhood in Guinea-Bissau / Michelle C. Johnson --
Cutting without ritual and ritual without cutting : female "circumcision" and the re-ritualization of initiation in the Gambia / Ylva Hernlund --
Female genital cutting : the beginning of the end / Gerry Mackie --
Rites and wrongs : an insider/outsider reflects on power and excision / Fuambai Ahmadu.
Series Title: Directions in applied anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Ylva Hernlund.

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