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    Female circumcision and ethnic identification in Sudan with special reference to the Berti of Darfur


    El-Tom, Abdullahi (1998) Female circumcision and ethnic identification in Sudan with special reference to the Berti of Darfur. Geojournal, 46. pp. 163-170. ISSN 0343-2521

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    Abstract

    This article assesses the state of female circumcision in the Sudan with the primary emphasis being placed on the Berti of Darfur. Among other things, the article examines the factors that have so far led to the perpetuation of the practice and the failure of the anti-circumcision campaign. The author suggests a renewal of the campaign through the use of a comprehensive approach which encompasses the social, aesthetic, medical, identificational and religious variables involved in the practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: circumcision; infibulation; Sudan; Darfur; Berti; Islam;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8360
    Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi El-Tom
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 15:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Geojournal
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
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