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Alternative Rites of Passage in FGM/C Abandonment Campaigns in Africa: A research opportunity

Droy, Laurence; Hughes, Lotte; Lamont, Mark; Nguura, Peter; Parsitau, Damaris and Wamue Ngare, Grace (2018). Alternative Rites of Passage in FGM/C Abandonment Campaigns in Africa: A research opportunity. LIAS Working Paper Series, Vol. 1, University of Leicester.

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Abstract

Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) are a relatively recent invention, and a key element in female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) abandonment strategies organised by NGOs in some regions of Africa, particularly East Africa. They aim to replicate traditional initiation rituals for pubescent girls who are transitioning to womanhood, but without FGM/C. This paper briefly describes the genesis of ARP in Kenya since 1996, and discusses its significance as a hybridised cultural assemblage that forms part of new cultural and relational processes. It emphasises the importance of examining the deep context in which ARP takes place, including the traditional ritual that it aims to replace. The paper identifies lacunae in the literature, and potential lines of enquiry for future research. The Appendix includes summaries of a selection of the literature on ARP.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISSN: 2516-4783
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 58312
Depositing User: Lotte Hughes
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 16:00
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 16:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58312
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