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Midwifery Training and the Politics of Female Circumcision

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Training Sudanese midwives and supervising all midwifery practice constituted a distinctive enterprise for the Sudan medical service. The Midwifery Training School, opened in Omdurman in 1921, ... More


Were Jewish Women Ever Circumcised?

Shaye J. D. Cohen

in Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses female circumcision and analyses whether it was practiced in Jewish communities. Some cultures of the world practice female circumcision or female genital mutilation. The ... More


Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Heather Bell

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges ... More


Female Genital Cutting (Circumcision/Mutilation)

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes a case involving a mother who brings her nine-year-old daughter to Dr D requesting that she be ‘circumcised’. The mother explains that she wants the procedure done for fear that ... More


Gendered Rituals

in Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates a specific example of how displaced women from the South who settle in predominantly Muslim, Arabized Khartoum thrive by crafting new meanings of self and community, time ... More


Honorable Mutilation? Changing Responses to Female Genital Cutting in Sudan

Ellen Gruenbaum

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Female Genital Cutting practices (also known as FGM) are of several types—clitoridectomy, excision, infibulation, and reinfibulation—affecting women and girls in several African countries and other ... More


Introduction

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

During the United Nations decade for women (1975–1985), the practice of “female circumcision” was identified as female genital mutilation (FGM). Because the word “mutilation” was “thought to preempt ... More


Women’s Rights and the Lure of Self-Determination in Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero to highlight the fragile status of women's rights as well as the discordant relationship between the individual and the ... More


Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Over twenty years of civil war in predominantly Christian Southern Sudan has forced countless people from their homes. This book examines the lives of women who have forged a new community in a ... More


Conclusion: Thoughts on an anonymous letter

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 12 concludes the project with a discussion regarding female circumcisions. The wide range of issues encompassed in the text are pulled together and presented as a statement about the ... More


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