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Female Genital Cutting, FGM and FC Resource Guide

    Female Genital Cutting, FGM and FC Resource


    Books – International

    Abdullah, R. Sisters in Affliction: Circumcision and Infibulation

    of Women in Africa. London: Zed Press, 1982.

    Abdel Hady, Amal. We Are Decided: The Struggle of an Egyptian

    Village to Eradicate Female Circumcision. Cairo: Cairo Institute

    for Human Studies, 1998.

    Abdel Hadi, Amal and Seham Abdel-Salam. Physicians’ Attitudes

    Towards Female Circumcision. Translated by Mushira Elgeziri.

    Cairo: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, 1999.

    Adams, P and E. Cowie. The Woman in Question. Cambridge:

    MIT Press, 1990.

    Appiah, K.A. In my Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy

    of Culture. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

    Ashur, S. D. ed. Silent Tears. London: London Black Women’s

    Health Action Project, 1989.

    Beidelman, T.O. The Cool Knife: Imagery of Gender, Sexuality,

    and Moral Education in Kaguru Initiation Ritual. Washington

    D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997

    Ballal, Ahmed Ibrahim. Psychological Effects of Female Circumcision.

    New York: Vantage Press, 1992.

    Bettelheim, B. Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Rites and the Envious

    Male. London: Thames and Hudson, 1995.

    Bloch, M. From Blessing to Violence: History and Ideology in

    the Circumcision Ritual of the Merina in Madagascar. Cambridge:

    Cambridge University Press, 1986.

    Boddy, Janice. Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men and the Zar

    Cult in Northern Sudan. U of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

    Bonaparte, M. Female Sexuality. New York: International

    Universities Press, 1953.

    Boone, S. Radiance From the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty

    in Mende Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

    Bryk, Felix. Circumcision in Man and Woman: Its History, Psychology

    and Ethnology. New York: American Ethnological Press, 1934.

    Carr, Dara. Female Genital Cutting: Findings from the Demographic

    and Health Survey Program. Maryland: Macro International Inc,


    Cloudsley, Anne. Women of Omdurman: Life, Love and the Cult

    of Virginity. London: Ethnographica, 1983.

    Cook, R. Damage to Physical Health From Pharaonic Circumcision

    (Infibulation) of Females: A Review of the Medical Literature: Traditional

    Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children. Alexandria,

    Egypt: World Health Organization, 1979.

    Cook, R (ed.) Human Rights of Women: National and International

    Perspectives. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,


    El Dareer, Asma. Woman, Why Do You Weep? London: Zed Press,


    Davies, M. Third World, Second Sex. London: Zed Press, 1983.

    Dorkenoo, E. Cutting The Rose-Female Genital Mutilation: The

    Practice and Its Prevention. London: Minority Rights Group,


    Dorkenoo, E., and S. Elworthy. Female Genital Mutilation: Proposals

    for Change. London: Minority Rights Group, 1992.

    Dualeh, R. Sisters in Affliction: Circumcision and Infibulation

    of Women in Africa. London: Zed Press, 1982.

    Gruenbaum, Ellen. The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological

    Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press,


    Hicks, Easther K. Infibulation: Female Mutilation in Islamic

    Northeastern Africa. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers,


    hooks, bell. Feminist Theory From Margin to Center. Boston:

    Southend Press, 1984.

    Hosken, F. The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation

    of Females. Lexington, Mass.: Women’s International Network

    News, 1982.

    IAC (Inter-African Committee). Female Genital Mutilation in

    Nigeria. (IAC) Nigeria Monograph Series on Harmful and Beneficial

    Traditional Practices in Nigeria, No. 1. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan

    University Press, 1997.

    Jackson, M and I Karp (eds.). Personhood and Agency: The Experience

    of Self and Other in African Cultures. Stockholm: Almqvist and

    Wiksell International, 1990.

    Knudsen, C.O. The Falling Dawadawa Tree: Female Circumcision

    in Developing Ghana. Hojberg, Denmark: Intervention Press, 1994.

    Koso-Thomas, O. The Circumcision of Women: A Strategy for Eradication.

    London: Zed Press, 1987.

    Kratz, C. Affecting Performance: Meaning, Movement and Experience

    in Okiek Women’s Initiation. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution

    Press, 1994.

    Lewis, J.M. Blood and Bone: The Call of Kinship in Somali Society.

    Lawrenceville, N.J.: Red Sea Press, 1989.

    Lightfoot-Klein, H. Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey into Female

    Genital Circumcision in Africa. New York: Harrington Park Press,


    Lingis, Alphonso. Excesses: Eros and Culture. Albany: State

    University of New York Press, 1983.

    Lutkehaus, N.C. and P.B. Roscoe. Gender Rituals: Female Initiation

    in Melanesia. New York: Routledge, 1995.

    MacCormack, C., and M. Strathern (eds.). Nature, Culture and

    Gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

    Masterson, Julia and Julie Swanson. Female Genital Cutting:

    Breaking the Silence, Enabling Change. The International Center

    for Research on Women and The Center for Development and Population

    Activities, 2000.

    McElroy, A., and P.K. Townsend. Medical Anthropology in an Ecological

    Perspective. Boulder, COLO.: Westview Press, 1989.

    McLean, S. Female Circumcision, Excision, and Infibulation:

    The Facts and Proposals for Change. London: Minority Rights

    Group, 1980.

    Melching, Molly. Breakthrough in Senegal: The Process Used to

    End Female Genital Cutting in 31 Villages in Senegal. New York:

    Population Council, 1999.

    Moen, Elizabeth Williams. Genital Mutilation: Every Woman’s

    Problem. Michigan, Michigan State University, 1983.

    Moore, H. Feminism and Anthropology. Minneapolis: University

    of Minnesota Press, 1988.

    MYWO (Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization). Harmful Traditional

    Practices That Affect The Health of The Women and Their Children.

    Nairobi: MYWO, 1991.

    Nabia, A. L’éxcision Feminine. N’Djamena, Chad: UNICEF,


    Négué, F.K., and J. Kemoral. Initiation feminine:

    Resultats des recherches sur les possibilities d’amelioration de

    l’initiation feminine dans le Moyen-Chari. Sarh, Chad: Cellule

    Regional CONA-CIAF de Sarh, 1997.

    Parrinder, G. African Mythology. London: Chancellor Press,


    Parsons, R. Religion in African Society. Leiden: J. Brill,


    Petchesky, R. P and K. Judd (eds.). Negotiating Reproductive

    Rights: Women’s Perspectives Across Countries and Cultures. London

    & New York: Zed Books, 1998.

    Rahman, Anika and Nahid Toubia. Female Genital Mutilation: A

    Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide. New York: Zed Books, 2000.

    Richards, A. Chisungu. A Girl’s Initiation Ceremony Among the

    Bemba of Zambia. London: Routledge, 1982.

    Riesman, P. First Find Yourself a Good Mother: The Construction

    of Self in Two African Communities. New Brunswick: Rutgers University

    Press, 1992.

    Rushwan, H., C. Slot, A. El Dareer, and N. Bushra. Female Circumcision

    in the Sudan: Prevalence, Complications, Attitudes and Changes.

    Khartoum: Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, 1983.

    El-Saadawi, Nawal. The Hidden Face of Eve. London: Zed Books,


    Sanderson, L.P. Against The Mutilation of Women: The Struggle

    to End Unnecessary Suffering. London: Ithaca Press, 1981.

    Sargent, C. Maternity, Medicine, and Power: Reproductive Decisions

    in Urban Benin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

    Shell-Duncan, Bettina & Ylva Hernlund (eds). Female “Circumcision”

    in Africa: Culture, Controversy, & Change. Boulder: Lynne

    Rienner, 2000.

    Singateh, S. Female Circumcision: The Gambian Experience. Banjul,

    the Gambia: Gambia Women’s Bureau, 1985.

    Toubia, N and S. Izette. Female Genital Mutilation: An Overview.

    Geneva: World Health Organization, 1998.

    Toubia, N. Women and Health in Sudan. London: Zed Press,


    van Gennep, A.V. The Rites of Passage. Chicago: University

    of Chicago Press, 1960.

    Vizedom, M. Rites and Relationships: Rites of Passage and Contemporary

    Anthropology. London: Sage Publications, 1976.

    Walker, Alice. Possessing The Secret of Joy. New York: Harcourt

    Brace Jovanovich, 1995.

    Walker, A., and P. Pramar. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation

    and the Sexual Binding of Women. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993.