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dc.contributor.authorJervis, Lori L.
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-08T04:37:56Z
dc.date.available2008-12-08T04:37:56Z
dc.date.created1989
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationJervis, Lori L. (1989). Female circumcision in two contexts. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.20, p.84-106.en
dc.identifier.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/1815
dc.description.abstractFemale circumcision is a practice which j.s appalling to many Westerners, yet in cultures where it occurs, it is often considered only a custom. Yet the failure of repeated attempts to eliminate the practice by both Westerners and non-Westerners suggests that female circumcision is intricately interwoven into the social structure of the cultures where it occurs. It would seem that the practice has symbolic meaning and is somehow functional. This research is a comparative theoretical study of the occurrance of and the importance of female circumcision within two different cultures in Africa, the Sudanese and the Maasai.en
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dc.languageEnglish (United States)en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherLambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.20en
dc.subjectFemale circumcisionen
dc.subjectClitorisen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectSexual intercourseen
dc.subjectInfibulationen
dc.subjectIslamen
dc.subjectSudanen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectCeremonyen
dc.subjectSexual mutilationen
dc.subjectMaasaien
dc.titleFemale circumcision in two contextsen
dc.typeArticleen


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