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Frequently labelled 'rituals' or 'customs', male circumcision and feminine excision also are irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and from time to time life-long results for either ladies and men. besides the fact that, students and activists alike were diffident approximately creating a case for symmetry among those practices. nervous Symmetries investigates the sociological, scientific, criminal, and non secular justifications for male circumcision and feminine excision whereas it issues to numerous symmetries and asymmetries of their discursive illustration in cultural anthropology, legislations, medication, and literature. specialists were convened within the above fields - SAMI ALDEEB ABU-SAHLIEH, DOMINIQUE ARNAUD, LAURENCE COX, ROBERT DARBY, ANNE-MARIE DAUPHIN-TINTURIER, TOBE LEVIN, MICHAEL SINGLETON, J. STEVEN SVOBODA - besides first-person tales from J.K. BRAYTON, SAFAA FATHY, KOFFI KWAHULÉ, and ALEX WANJALA. the amount covers numerous genres akin to sacred writings, literary and philosophical texts, web content, songs, experiential vignettes, cartoons, and picture in addition to an unlimited geographical spectrum - from Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya, and Somalia to the then Congo and modern Northern Zambia; from Syria to Australia and the USA. In addressing many versions of excision and circumcision in addition to different practices reminiscent of the elongation of the labia, and diverse kinds of circumcision in Jewish, Islamic, and African contexts, Fearful Symmetries presents an remarkable, panoptical view of either practices.

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