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The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Saida Hodzic


Departing from common treatment of female genital cutting as an African problem to be debated within Western moral and critical publics, this book examines how Ghanaians problematize and materialize cutting as an African concern in which Western reason and governmentality have been implicated since colonialism. It examines the genealogies of activist and governmental efforts to end cutting (including feminist, public health, and legal interventions and cultural reforms) and the forms of rule, subjectivity, and positioning they produce. It attends to the social concerns and ethical dilemmas of ... More

Keywords: Female Genital Cutting, FGM, NGOs, Africa, Ghana, Governmentality, Liberal Governance, Colonial Legacies, Ethnography, Disidentification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291980
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saida Hodzic, author
Cornell University