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The Resource Transcultural bodies : female genital cutting in global context, edited by Ylva Hernlund, Bettina Shell-Duncan

Transcultural bodies : female genital cutting in global context, edited by Ylva Hernlund, Bettina Shell-Duncan

Label
Transcultural bodies : female genital cutting in global context
Title
Transcultural bodies
Title remainder
female genital cutting in global context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ylva Hernlund, Bettina Shell-Duncan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Female "circumcision" or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over women's rights, the limits of cultural pluralism, the balance of power between local cultures, international human rights, and feminist activism. In our increasingly globalized world, these practices have also begun immigrating to other nations, where transnational complexities vex debates about how to resolve the issue. Bringing together thirteen essays, Transcultural Bodies provides an ethnographically rich exploration of FGC among African diasporas in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Contributors analyze changes in ideologies of gender and sexuality in immigrant communities, the frequent marginalization of African women's voices in debates over FGC, and controversies over legislation restricting the practice in immigrant populations
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
392.1
Index
index present
LC call number
GN484
LC item number
.T734 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 H-227
  • GN 484
NLM item number
T7715 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hernlund, Ylva
  • Shell-Duncan, Bettina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female circumcision
  • Infibulation
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Orgasm
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Female circumcision
  • Infibulation
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Beschneidung
  • Afrika
Label
Transcultural bodies : female genital cutting in global context, edited by Ylva Hernlund, Bettina Shell-Duncan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transcultural positions : negotiating rights and culture / Ylva Hernlund and Bettina Shell-Duncan -- Gender crusades : the female circumcision controversy in cultural perspective / Janice Boddy -- A refuge from tradition and the refuge of tradition : on anti-circumcision paradigms / L. Amede Obiora -- Female circumcision in Africa and beyond : the anthropology of a difficult issue / Aud Talle -- Persistence of tradition or reassessment of cultural practices in exile? : discourses on female circumcision among and about Swedish Somalis / Sara Johnsdotter -- Managing cultural diversity in Australia : legislating female circumcision, legislating communities / Juliet Rogers -- Representing Africa in the Kasinga asylum case / Charles Piot -- Seeking asylum, debating values, and setting precedents in the 1990s : the cases of Kassindja and Abankwah in the United States / Corinne A. Kratz -- Making mandinga or making Muslims? : debating female circumcision, ethnicity, and Islam in Guinea-Bissau and Portugal / Michelle C. Johnson -- Infibulation and the orgasm puzzle : sexual experiences of infibulated Eritrean women in rural Eritrea and Melbourne, Australia / Mansura Dopico -- Experiencing sex in exile : can genitals change their gender? : on conceptions and experiences related to female genital cutting (FGC) among Somalis in Norway / R. Elise B. Johansen -- "Ain't I a woman too?" : challenging myths of sexual dysfunction in circumcised women / Fuambai Ahmadu -- The failure of pluralism? / Henrietta L. Moore
Control code
647686434
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813541389
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jwkgh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647686434
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
Transcultural bodies : female genital cutting in global context, edited by Ylva Hernlund, Bettina Shell-Duncan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transcultural positions : negotiating rights and culture / Ylva Hernlund and Bettina Shell-Duncan -- Gender crusades : the female circumcision controversy in cultural perspective / Janice Boddy -- A refuge from tradition and the refuge of tradition : on anti-circumcision paradigms / L. Amede Obiora -- Female circumcision in Africa and beyond : the anthropology of a difficult issue / Aud Talle -- Persistence of tradition or reassessment of cultural practices in exile? : discourses on female circumcision among and about Swedish Somalis / Sara Johnsdotter -- Managing cultural diversity in Australia : legislating female circumcision, legislating communities / Juliet Rogers -- Representing Africa in the Kasinga asylum case / Charles Piot -- Seeking asylum, debating values, and setting precedents in the 1990s : the cases of Kassindja and Abankwah in the United States / Corinne A. Kratz -- Making mandinga or making Muslims? : debating female circumcision, ethnicity, and Islam in Guinea-Bissau and Portugal / Michelle C. Johnson -- Infibulation and the orgasm puzzle : sexual experiences of infibulated Eritrean women in rural Eritrea and Melbourne, Australia / Mansura Dopico -- Experiencing sex in exile : can genitals change their gender? : on conceptions and experiences related to female genital cutting (FGC) among Somalis in Norway / R. Elise B. Johansen -- "Ain't I a woman too?" : challenging myths of sexual dysfunction in circumcised women / Fuambai Ahmadu -- The failure of pluralism? / Henrietta L. Moore
Control code
647686434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813541389
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jwkgh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647686434
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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