Female genital cutting and the politics of islamicate practices in Egypt. Debating development and the religious/secular divide

Meisjesbesnijdenis en de politiek van islamicate praktijken in Egypte. Een debat over ontwikkeling en de religieuze/seculiere breuklijn
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2011 - 2016 (completed)
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Department of Languages and Cultures
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This PhD research examined contemporary perceptions of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) through the lens of competing authoritative discourses with a particular focus on perceptions and conceptualizations of the relation between FGC and religion (especially Islam). It analyzes dominant, authoritative discourses in the socio-cultural fields of development projects, political Islam, institutionalized Islam (al-Azhar), and Muslim-Christian relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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