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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorChung, Stephanie R.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T11:16:10Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T11:16:10Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/33951
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING A 3-YEAR EMBARGO]en_US
dc.descriptionStephanie R. Chung is a member of the Class of 2018 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I use Sen and Nussbaum’s capabilities approach to examine the global female genital cutting debate. In doing so, I explore how and why African feminists protest the intrusion of Western feminism into this issue and the conflicting “facts” in this debate. I find that women who support FGC and those who oppose FGC are using the same capabilities to understand FGC but interpret these capabilities in different ways. Finally, I explore what this analysis can tell us about the dangers of universalizing Western philosophy to African contexts.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityStephanie Chung
dc.format.extent45 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.titleNot All African Women Want to be Saved: Examining Colonialism and Cultural Relativism in the Female Genital Cutting Discourse Using the Capabilities Approachen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderChung, Stephanie R.
dc.subject.fastCapabilities approach (Social sciences)en_US
dc.subject.fastFemale circumcisionen_US
dc.subject.fastFeminist theoryen_US
dc.subject.fastCultural relativismen_US
dc.subject.fastAfricaen_US


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