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Title Female "circumcision" in Africa : culture, controversy, and change / edited by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Ylva Hernlund.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001, c2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  392.14096 F349 2001    ---  Available
Description viii, 349 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Series Directions in applied anthropology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Myabe / 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 : and insider/outsider reflects on power and excision / Fuambai Ahmadu.
Subject Female circumcision -- Africa.
Infibulation -- Africa.
Added Author Shell-Duncan, Bettina, 1963-
Hernlund, Ylva, 1962-
ISBN 1555879950 (pbk.)

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