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Title:Clash of selves: gender, personhood, and human rights discourse in colonial Sudan
Author:Boddy, JaniceISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:41
Issue:3
Pages:402-426
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:female circumcision
government policy
self-concept
human rights
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40380097
Abstract:This article examines British attempts to stop female genital cutting in colonial northern Sudan through three phases: an initial period of midwifery reform which engaged with local practice in order to bring about change; a period in which local practice was suppressed and Western-style education was deployed in an effort to reshape Sudanese gender sensibilities; and a final phase that saw the enactment of legal measures to curtail the severity of the custom. The article suggests that each of these methods produced contradictory results that owed much to an incompatibility between British and Sudanese concepts of self. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French [Journal abstract]
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