Transcultural Bodies: Female Genital Cutting in Global Context

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Juni 2007



Bringing together thirteen essays, this work provides an exploration of female genital cutting (FGC) among African diasporas in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. It analyzes the changes in ideologies of gender and sexuality in immigrant communities, and the frequent marginalization of African women's voices in debates over FGC.


Ylva Hernlund is a research associate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology and an instructor in the department of anthropology at the University of Washington. Bettina Shell-Duncan is an associate professor of anthropology and an adjunct professor of health services at the University of Washington.


"This volume of essays by some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world takes us a huge step beyond the global activist and first-world media (mis-)representations of FGM into moral complexities, alternative beliefs about gender and beauty, and local political realities in areas of Africa where genital surgeries are commonplace for both men and women and are highly valued by both sexes." - Richard A. Shweder, author of Why Do Men Barbecue?: Recipes for Cultural Psychology"
EAN: 9780813540252
ISBN: 0813540259
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 373 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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