Aisha abdel majid tells of her experience in an interview with rogaia mustafa abusharaf, an anthropologist born in sudan, in her article “unmasking the tradition of female circumcision” majid describes her cutting is when she was only 6 years old she recalls being taken by her mother and two aunts to the midwife in the. This essay is the reaction of a non-specialist on africanist ethnography and female genital cutting to sierra leonese american scholar dr fuambai ahmadu's work on these matters it argues that some anti-fgm perceptions and rhetoric are parochial and illiberal, and calls for anthropologists to take counsel. Should americans have a double standard when it comes to male circumcision versus female circumcision watch fuambai's strength an essay by carlos david londono-sulkin, professor, department of anthropology, university of regina in the journal of ethnographic theory, hau. W h r rivers prize essay daniel gordon university of pennsylvania female circumcision and genital operations in egypt and the sudan: a dilemma for medical anthropology editor's note: the author of this w h r rivers prize essay, a medical student simultaneously working on an m a in anthropology,. And, in fact, anthropologists have spoken out against reprehensible practices such as genocide they have testified in us courts against government rules that impinge on the religious traditions or sacred lands of native americans but there are other human rights issues, from domestic abuse to female circumcision to. 1 department of social and cultural anthropology, universitat aut`onoma de barcelona, belatterra 08193, spain 2 interdisciplinary efforts aimed at the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) in the communities where it is deeply rooted by the first author of this paper , over the past generation.
Female circumcision multicultural perspectives edited by rogaia mustafa abusharaf 2006 | 296 pages | cloth $3995 | paper $2495 anthropology | women's studies/gender studies view main book page table of contents 1 introduction: the custom in question —rogaia mustafa abusharaf part i: local. There are significant medical sequelae and public health ramifications of female circumcision therefore most us physicians probably would agree that verbal informed consent was obtained, and persons who wanted to review and comment on papers that included their ideas were given the opportunity to do so trained. More than 100 million girls and women have undergone female genital cutting ( fgc, also known as “female circumcision”), and more than 3 million female infants studies from egypt and ethiopia give fgc prevalences of approximately 85% and 70%, respectively,, and several qualitative and anthropological studies have.
Epidemiologist and medical anthropologist obermeyer first reviewed and critiqued the available literature on fgm/c until 1996, and next summarised the subsequent literature from 1997 to 20024 ,5 another early review examined primary data on health complications after fgm/c with particular emphasis on sequelae in. Free female genital mutilation papers, essays, and research papers [tags: culture cultural genital mutilation essays], 1485 words (42 pages) the issue of female circumcision from a medical anthropology perspective - it is estimated that about 100 million women are circumcised (toubia 1994,712) female. This paper argues for acceptance of a harm reduction policy, which centers on the promotion of medicalized and safe symbolic female circumcision to fulfill cultural norms while promoting the health of women and girls worldwide utilizing bernheim's ethical framework, key ethical dimensions of the harm reduction approach.
At the intersection of feminism and postcolonial theory is an acrimonious debate over female genital cutting (fgc) i subject this debate to an analysis in orde gruenbaum, e (2001) the female circumcision controversy: an anthropological perspective philadelphia: university of pennsylvania press google scholar. Female circumcision, the partial or total cutting away of the external female genitalia, has been practiced for centuries in parts of africa, generally as one in many western publications dealing with female circumcision, one anthropologist observes, african women aredepicted as aberrant, while intact. One of the most provocative pieces on the atlantic recently came from olga khazan, who interviewed anthropologist bettina shell-duncan on the persistent problem of female circumcision in many parts of africa and the middle east, despite decades of campaigns led by the united nations and others.
This cultural practice is a violation of human rights of child and women this article is, therefore, aims at argue against the practice of female genital mutilation in doing so, the paper divides into three parts the first part will discuss about the concept, origin, types and rationales of the practice of fgm, and highlight the. Universalists individually and applied to fgm, this essay will confer potential remedies through already instituted actions that supports the abolition of female genital mutilation by peaceful, and pragmatic 6 ellen gruenbaum, et al, the female circumcision controversy: an anthropological perspective.