Cornell University

The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, Room 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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  (The University of California Press, November 2016). Despite lower rates of female genital cutting in the last 30 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 in Ghana, and the significance of their transnational ties and regional roles, resultant changes in laws and institutions, political projects, opposition movements, and the bringing about of social transformations. 

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Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation

Departments

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Anthropology

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Cornell University Library, Anthropology, book talk, anthro, olin library, gender studies, anthro-colloquium

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#chatsinthestacks

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jl3378@cornell.edu

Contact Name

JENNY LEIJONHUFVUD

Contact Phone

255 9998

Speaker

Saida Hodžić

Speaker Affiliation

Anthropology Department and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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