The Female Circumcision controversy: An Anthropological Perspective

This book explores aspects of Sudanese culture that have a strong impact on the perpetuation of female circumcision in Sudan. This includes: the historical ritual and meaning of the female circumcision ceremony; the importance placed on female circumcision by men in choosing their wives; and the cultural definition of sexuality and ethnic identity. 

Gruenbaum, Ellen
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Phildelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press