Female circumcision : the interplay of religion, culture, and gender in Kenya /

Main Author: Wangila, Mary Nyangweso.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2007.
Series: Women from the margins series.
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300 |a xv, 206 p. :  |b map ;  |c 21 cm. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-203) and index. 
505 0 |a Foreword / Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- The controversy -- What is female circumcision? -- What is at stake? -- The centrality of religion -- Organization of the book -- Religion and the social behavior of Kenyans -- The social structure of Kenyan communities -- The social status of women -- Female circumcision in Kenya: an overview -- Religion and the social behavior -- Religions in Kenya -- The debate over female circumcision -- The debate over terminology -- Reasons for female circumcision -- The functioning of patriarchal systems -- Women's sexuality and female circumcision -- Opposition to female circumcision -- The insider/outsider conflict -- Strategies to combat female circumcision -- Sexuality, gender, and religion in Kenya -- Gender and sexuality -- The control of sexuality -- Religion and female sexuality -- Summary -- Religion and female circumcision -- The religious origins of female circumcision -- How religion sanctions female circumcision -- How indigenous beliefs determine female circumcision -- Islam and female circumcision -- Christianity and female circumcision -- Transforming attitudes toward female circumcision -- The reality of social change in Kenya -- Religion as liberative -- African feminist hermeneutics -- Religious sources for transformation: a brief illustration -- Conclusion and recommendations. 
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