anth 111 assign.1 - Alissa Chanin 27 September 2007 ANTH...

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Alissa Chanin 27 September 2007 ANTH 111 Assignment 1 Title: Head, Shoulders, Nose and Toes. Abstract: Bodily Mutilation in three specific manifestations; nose cutting, circumcision, and female genital mutilation. Amnesty International. "Female Genital Mutilation In Africa." Amnesty International Org. Available from http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGACT77 0071997? open&of=ENG-2AF. Internet; accessed 23 September 2007. Organized in a chart, alphabetically listed African countries that are active in the practice of female genital mutilation. Estimated percentage of women and girls who undergo FGM, form of FGM practiced, ie. Excision, clitoridectomy. The countries of Djibouti, Egypt, Mauritania, and Somalia all have active FGM over 95%. Illustrates legislation and government influence both for and against. I will use this source for statistics and further examination into the characteristics of the countries active in the practice of FGM. (3) CIRP Library. "History of Circumcision." Available from http://www.cirp.org/library/history. Internet; accessed 21 September 2007. The rite of circumcision (brit milah) is performed on the 8 th day of a boys life. Circumcision began as a way of purifying individuals and society by reducing sexuality
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