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Sudanese Women in the United States

The Double Problem of Gender and Culture

By (author) Asma M. Abdel Halim
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 2006
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 19mm
Weight: 508g
ISBN-10: 0773456759
ISBN-13: 9780773456754
Barcode No: 9780773456754
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"