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Understanding Circumcision

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem

Editors: Denniston, George C., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield, Milos, Marilyn Fayre (Eds.)

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Every year, in the United States and the third world combined, 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls are circumcised. Whether because of perceived medical, cultural, or religious necessity, most of these parents feel they have no alternative but to allow their children to undergo this surgery. Sparking intense debate, the circumcision of children is a highly controversial and complex phenomenon that touches a variety of sociological areas, such as religious beliefs, identity issues, medical conceptualizations, fear, and superstition. The contributors to this volume comprise an international panel of experts in the fields of medicine, psychology, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, and politics. In 18 chapters they discuss the history of circumcision; document the physical and psychological consequences of circumcision; present the latest anatomical discoveries about the male prepuce; analyze the role of circumcision in various traditions; reveal the medical industry's investment in the practice; describe current legislative efforts to protect children from circumcision; and outline effective, culturally sensitive methods that are being implemented today to safeguard the human rights of at-risk children.
For its insights into this troubling aspect of culture, Understanding Circumcision: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem is a critically important contribution to the growing body of literature on this subject.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 166,59 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 207,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Circumcision
Book Subtitle
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem
Editors
  • George C. Denniston
  • Frederick Mansfield Hodges
  • Marilyn Fayre Milos
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3351-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3351-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46701-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3375-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 404
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