Search for dissertations about: "moherhood"

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  1. 1. Multiple meanings of female initiation. "Circumcision" among Jola Women in Lower Casamance, Senegal

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Liselott (Lisen) Dellenborg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Senegal; Lower Casamance; Kalounaye; Jola; initiation; female circumcision; genital cutting; identity; gender; moherhood; Islam; ethnicity; agency; social change;

    Abstract : This anthropological study examines the meanings and practices of female "circumcision" and initiation in relation to identity and social change in contemporary Muslim Jola society, Senegal, West Africa. During the 20th century, clitoridectomy spread - allegedly as part of Islam - and became essential for a Jola woman's identity as a "real" woman and mother, and an important aspect of the women's initiation ritual. READ MORE