Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
El-Tom A.
1998
December
Geo Journal
Female circumcision and ethnic identification in Sudan with special reference to the Berti of Darfur
Published
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Optional Fields
Berti Circumcision Darfur Infibulation Islam Sudan
46
2
163
170
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.
0343-2521
10.1023/A:1006946112003
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