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Aspects of male circumcision in subequatorial African cultural history

Marck, Jeff

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This paper describes the general cultural background of male circumcision for the Bantu speaking peoples of sub-equatorial Africa. Where the contemporary cultural context of male circumcision is now variable and often transformed amongst groups who continue the practice, traditional practices were commonly of a particular and rather narrow profile linked to the toughening, training and initiation of male adolescents into warrior status. For those groups the normal social context of circumcision...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41372
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41372

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