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The female circumcision controversy : an anthropological perspective, Ellen Gruenbaum

Label
The female circumcision controversy : an anthropological perspective
Title
The female circumcision controversy
Title remainder
an anthropological perspective
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Gruenbaum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellen Gruenbaum looks at the validity of Western arguments against the practice of female circumcision. In doing so, she explores both outsider and insider perspectives on female circumcision, concentrating particularly on the complex attitudes of the individuals and groups who practice it and on indigenous efforts to end it. Gruenbaum finds that the criticisms of outsiders are frequently simplistic and fail to appreciate the diversity of cultural contexts, the complex meanings, and the conflicting responses to change. Drawing on over five years of fieldwork in Sudan, where the most severe forms of genital surgery are common, Gruenbaum shows that the practices of female circumcision are deeply embedded in Sudanese cultural traditions--in religious, moral, and aesthetic values, and in ideas about class, ethnicity, and gender. Her research illuminates both the resistance to and the acceptance of change. She shows that change is occurring as the result of economic and social developments, the influences of Islamic activists, the work of Sudanese health educators, and the efforts of educated African women. That does not mean that there is no role for outsiders, Gruenbaum asserts, and she offers suggestions for those who wish to help facilitate change. By presenting specific cultural contexts and human experiences with a deep knowledge of the tremendous variation of the practice and meaning of female circumcision, Gruenbaum provides an insightful analysis of the process of changing this complex, highly debated practice
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruenbaum, Ellen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female circumcision
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Africa
  • Excision (Ethnologie)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Female circumcision
  • Circumcisie
  • Vrouwen
  • Antropologische aspecten
Label
The female circumcision controversy : an anthropological perspective, Ellen Gruenbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patriarchy -- Ritual and meaning -- Marriage and morality -- Ethnicity -- Sexuality -- Economic development -- Change -- Involvement
Control code
ocn606487755
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292510
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13hgsfq
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606487755
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The female circumcision controversy : an anthropological perspective, Ellen Gruenbaum
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patriarchy -- Ritual and meaning -- Marriage and morality -- Ethnicity -- Sexuality -- Economic development -- Change -- Involvement
Control code
ocn606487755
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292510
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13hgsfq
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606487755
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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