Excision: Practices, discourses and feminist commitment

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Starting with the emotional impact the discovery of the practice of female genital mutilation has had on her life, Evelyne Accad gives us some information on the studies that have researched and analyzed the various practices. She describes and defines some of the terms used, takes us on her journey to some of the countries she visited in the last ten years interviewing women about their lives, specifically the practice of excision. She gives voices to some of these women through excerpts from some of her interviews. She raises the debates, discourses, and conflicts surrounding the practice, ending with her assessment of the situation and her own feminist commitment and vision for a better world and hopes for an end of the practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-68
Number of pages22
JournalFeminist Issues
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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