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The female circumcision controversy

Ellen Gruenbaum

The female circumcision controversy

an anthropological perspective

by Ellen Gruenbaum

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Female circumcision

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-235) and index.

    StatementEllen Gruenbaum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN484 .G78 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination242 p. :
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18374101M
    ISBN 100812217462
    LC Control Number00041803
    OCLC/WorldCa44131793

    The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective, Ellen Gruenbaum. University of Pennsylvania Press, (ISBN: ) Female "Circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controvery, and Change, Bettina Shell-Duncan and Ylva Hernlund. Lynne Reinner Publishers, Inc. The opening chapter of Female “Circumcision” in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change, written by its editors, makes it clear we are in for quite a ride with this book. Shell-Duncan and Hernlund question the accuracy of the “laundry list of adverse health outcomes” so pervasive in earlier works on female genital cutting (FGC), noting that they often stem from “observations by British colonial surgeons and .

    Book. The Female Circumcision Controversy Details Author(s): Ellen Gruenbaum Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press eISBN. This interdisciplinary volume examines the issue of female genital cutting or 'circumcision' and explores the role that scholars can and should play in approaching this issue.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations, map ; 24 cm: 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 . Friedrich Stark/Alamy. Female genital cutting (FGC) is a procedure that is performed on the genital tissue of a female ranging in age from infancy to adulthood. It can be as little as a small nick or as much as the removal of all the tissue. The practice is viewed by some as a traditional rite of passage and by others as an unnecessary, painful, and harmful procedure that can leave a female.


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Unlike Fran Hosken and others, who advocate for the elimination of the practice, she presents it in a different way, using narrative and example with aim to improve understanding and reduce simplistic denunciations/5.

The book's authors repeatedly allude to critics who have inquired into the basis for ignoring male circumcision while opposing even a ceremonial nick of female genitalia. Increasing trends away from traditional practitioners and toward medicalization of FGC Cited by: The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective Ellen Gruenbaum To the Western eye, there is something jarringly incongruous, even shocking, about the image of a six-year-old girl being held down by loving relatives so that her genitals can be cut.

In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries where the practice is common. She looks at the validity of Western arguments against the by: In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries.

In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries where the practice is common.

She looks at the validity of Western arguments against the practice. In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries where the practice is common.

She looks at the validity of Western arguments against the practice. In doing so, she explores both outsider and insider. This book offers an exploration of the female circumcision practices themselves, the reasons they are done, examples of the social contexts, the health, social, and sexual consequences, and the controversies surrounding the process of change.

The Female Circumcision Controversy Book Description: To the Western eye, there is something jarringly incongruous, even shocking, about the image of a six-year-old girl being held down by loving relatives so that her genitals can be cut. Chapter 5. Sexuality was published in The Female Circumcision Controversy on page The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective Author: Ellen Gruenbaum Reviewer: J.

Steven Svoboda No single author could possibly produce a book as broad-ranging as the volume edited by Shell-Duncan and Hernlund, but Ellen Gruenbaum gives it her best shot. Based on her five years of work in the rural Sudan with infibulating communities, she offers. The Female Circumcision Controversy by Ellen Gruenbaum,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(68).

Buy The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective by Ellen Gruenbaum (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on 5/5(6). The Controversy of Female Circumcision Ethnography Review Rain Daley In the case of female circumcision there are various controversial topics and multicultural opinions on the practice and, recently, there has been a significant influence from the Western world to abolish the practice in all the practicing communities.

In "The Female Circumcision Controversy," Ellen Gruenbaum provides readers with a highly informative anthropological perspective on female circumcision that is not weighed down with anthropological jargon, making it highly accessible to the "average" reader.5/5(9). Female "circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change - Google Books Though the issue of female genital cutting, or circumcision, has become a nexus for debates on cultural relativism, 5/5(2).

The Female Circumcision Controversy Book Report/Review But the knowledge about some undeniable truths about unpleasant religious practices is painful.

Ellen Gruenbaum writes “Female Circumcision is one term used for the But the knowledge about some undeniable truths about unpleasant religious practices is painful.

Download Citation | The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective | To the Western eye, there is something jarringly incongruous, even shocking, about the image of a six-year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

(Redirected from Female circumcision controversy) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The campaign against female genital mutilation in colonial Kenya (–), known as the female circumcision controversy, is a period within Kenyan historiography known for efforts by British missionaries, particularly from the Church of Scotland, to stop the practice.

Books Gruenbaum is best known for her book The Female Circumcision Controversy. [11] This book presents an account of the female circumcision controversy in parts of Africa and the Middle mater: University of Connecticut.Find The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective by Gruenbaum at over 30 bookstores.

Buy, rent or sell.Female circumcision or female genital mutilation is a spectrum. It is mentioned only to be condemned emphatically. This is still practised in some localities and has been strongly discouraged due lack of any benefits and its associated complications.

In conclusion, circumcision remains controversial in .