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March 2019

The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

March 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
106G Olin Library, 161 Ho Plaza, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Saida Hodžić, associate professor of anthropology and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell, will present her book, The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs. Despite lower rates of female genital cutting in the last thirty years, there has there been an increase in NGOs, both local and international, campaigning in Africa against the practice. Hodžić examines over thirty years of reproductive health campaigns “problematizing and criminalizing” female cutting…

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