Sudanese Women in the United States
The Double Problem of Gender and Culture
This is a qualitative study of the experiences of circumcised Sudanese women in the United States. It looks into how immigration has affected the cultural perceptions of women, and in particular, their views on female circumcision. Questions and conversations with the women in this study focused on what has changed in their lives that resulted in a change of attitude or behavior.
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"... at last, a book that gives us the authentic voices of women who have had an experience they regarded as a normal part of womanhood until coming to the United States as immigrants and encountering evidence of its harm to their health..." - Professor Meredeth Turshen, Rutgers University"