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The Resource Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts, Chantal Zabus

Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts, Chantal Zabus

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Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts
Title
Between rites and rights
Title remainder
excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts
Statement of responsibility
Chantal Zabus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Modern African women writers have introduced a new autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision that brings nuance to the female genital mutilation debate. Spanning pharaonic times through classical antiquity to the onset of the 21st century, this study shows how this experiential body of literature - encompassing English, Arabic, and French - goes far beyond such traditional topics as universalism and cultural relativism, by locating the female body as a site of liminality between European and African factions, subject and agent; consent and dissent; custom and human rights
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zabus, Chantal J
Dewey number
809/.933522
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African literature
  • Female circumcision in literature
  • African literature
  • Female circumcision
  • Women and literature
  • Literature, Experimental
  • Women in literature
Label
Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts, Chantal Zabus
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-314) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
pt. 1. The cult of culture. Sexual pre-texts ; Kenyan reactance: Kenyatta, Huxley, wa Thiong'o ; Kenyan women's texts: Njau, Likimani, Waciuma -- pt. 2. Speaking from memory: religion and remembrance. In passing and other circumspections: Nwapa, El Saadawi, Rifaat ; On spurious geneses: Nawal El Saadawi ; Spoken autobiographical acts: Nayra Atiya's Khul-Khaal -- pt. 3. From sealing to opening up: sex, exile, and empowerment. The sealed condition: from the beginnings to Freud and Herzi ; Silence, exile, and the spectacle of the fashioned body: Aman, Barry, Dirie ; The whole woman and the law: Keita, Ahmadu, Kassindja, Dirie, Khady, Abdi, Korn ; The Exciser ; Conclusion: Between rights and future rites
Control code
ocn608185699
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804768375
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Oxford University Press
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608185699
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts, Chantal Zabus
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-314) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
pt. 1. The cult of culture. Sexual pre-texts ; Kenyan reactance: Kenyatta, Huxley, wa Thiong'o ; Kenyan women's texts: Njau, Likimani, Waciuma -- pt. 2. Speaking from memory: religion and remembrance. In passing and other circumspections: Nwapa, El Saadawi, Rifaat ; On spurious geneses: Nawal El Saadawi ; Spoken autobiographical acts: Nayra Atiya's Khul-Khaal -- pt. 3. From sealing to opening up: sex, exile, and empowerment. The sealed condition: from the beginnings to Freud and Herzi ; Silence, exile, and the spectacle of the fashioned body: Aman, Barry, Dirie ; The whole woman and the law: Keita, Ahmadu, Kassindja, Dirie, Khady, Abdi, Korn ; The Exciser ; Conclusion: Between rights and future rites
Control code
ocn608185699
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804768375
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Oxford University Press
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608185699
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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