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Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights : Female Circumcision, Torture and Sacred Flesh.

Author: Juliet Rogers
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting women and little girls from such a cut is not all that it seems. Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights: Female  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rogers, Juliet.
Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights : Female Circumcision, Torture and Sacred Flesh.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Rogers
ISBN: 9781134097234 1134097239
OCLC Number: 881570991
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages)
Contents: Cover; Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgments; 1 Fantasies of the cut; 2 The making of a fantasy --
the image of female genital mutilation; 3 'I love you ... I mutilate you': the remnant of the (mutilated) flesh; 4 The clear message of law; 5 The violence of the Other's law; 6 The sacred flesh of human rights; 7 The torture of the good; 8 Woman does not exist in human rights; References; Index.

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Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting women and little girls from such a cut is not all that it seems. Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights: Female Circumcision, Torture and Sacred Flesh considers how such images come to inform law and the investment of advocates of law in an imagination of this scene. Drawing on psychoanal.

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