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Female Genital Cutting Cultural Conflict in the Global Community

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ISBN-10: 080188263X

ISBN-13: 9780801882630

Edition: 2002

Authors: Elizabeth Heger Boyle

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The practice of female genital cutting, sometimes referred to as female circumcision and common in a number of African states, has attracted increasing attention in recent years and mobilized strong international opposition. While it typically produces a visceral response of horror and revulsion in Westerners, the practice is widely regarded in some cultures as essential for proper development into womanhood and is defended by women who have themselves experienced it and who have had the procedure performed on their own daughters. It is also perceived in many Islamic communities as religiously prescribed, although most Islamic clerics do not condone the practice. In this study, sociologist…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Elizabeth Heger Boyle is an associate professor of sociology and law at the University of Minnesota.

Understanding Female Genital Cutting
The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cutting
International Mobilization
The Diffusion of National Policies against Female Genital Cutting
Variation in the Meanings of National Policies
Individual Response: A Clash of Alternative Meaning Systems
Individual Frame Resonance: Explanations for Opposing Female Genital Cutting