Theories on Female Genital Mutilation

Althaus, Frances A. 1997. ”Female Circumcision: Rite of Passage or Violation of Rights?” International Family Planning Perspectives 23:130-133 - Banda, Fared.2002.

”Going It Alone? SADC Declarations and the Gender Debate.”Journal of African Law 2:259-264 - Baron, E.M. and Denmark, F.L. 2006. “

Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Forthcoming

19 Pages Posted: 3 May 2013 Last revised: 11 Jul 2013

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Farnoosh Milde

Uppsala University - Department of Cultural Anthropology; Human Rights

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

This paper reflects about an anthropological perspective, namely cultural relativism on female genital mutilation and its implications for human rights. It discuses concepts like female genital mutilation, culture, cultural relativism, ethical relativism and compares different theoretical perspectives dealing with the matter.

Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation, relativism, Anthropology, Perspectives, Culture

JEL Classification: I19

Suggested Citation

Milde, Farnoosh, Theories on Female Genital Mutilation (October 1, 2012). Althaus, Frances A. 1997. ”Female Circumcision: Rite of Passage or Violation of Rights?” International Family Planning Perspectives 23:130-133 - Banda, Fared.2002.; ”Going It Alone? SADC Declarations and the Gender Debate.”Journal of African Law 2:259-264 - Baron, E.M. and Denmark, F.L. 2006. “; Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2250346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2250346

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