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Just like couscous: Gender, agency and the politics of female circumcision in Cairo


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Title: Just like couscous: Gender, agency and the politics of female circumcision in Cairo
Authors: Malmström, Maria Frederika
E-mail: maria.malmstrom@globalstudies.gu.se
Issue Date: 8-May-2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Social Anthropology ; Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi
Date of Defence: 2009-05-29
Disputation: Fredagen den 29 maj, 2009, klockan 10.15 i sal 220, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: anthropology
identity
gender
agency
embodiment
senses
body
sexuality
female circumcision
politics
social change
performativity
practice
political Islam
Egypt
Middle East
North Africa
Abstract: This dissertation explores how female gender identity is continually created and re-created in Egypt through a number of daily practices, of which female circumcision is central. In order to do so, the study inquires into the lived experiences and social meanings of female circumcision and femininity as narrated by women from lower class neighbourhoods in Cairo. The study seeks to understand how the experiences of femininity and female circumcision are shaped and challenged by the social a... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7711-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/20269
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för globala studier
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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