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Female "circumcision" or, extra accurately, woman genital slicing (FGC), continues to be a big cultural perform in lots of African nations, usually serving as a coming-of-age ritual. it's also a convention that has generated overseas dispute and remains to be on the middle of debates over women's rights, the bounds of cultural pluralism, the stability of strength among neighborhood cultures, foreign human rights, and feminist activism. In our more and more globalized international, those practices have additionally all started immigrating to different countries, the place transnational complexities vex debates approximately how you can get to the bottom of the issue.

Bringing jointly 13 essays, Transcultural Bodies provides an ethnographically wealthy exploration of FGC between African diasporas within the uk, Europe, and Australia. participants learn alterations in ideologies of gender and sexuality in immigrant groups, the common marginalization of African women's voices in debates over FGC, and controversies over laws proscribing the perform in immigrant populations.

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