Cutting Tradition: the Political Regulation of Traditional Circumcision Rites in South Africa's Liberal Democratic Order

@article{Vincent2008CuttingTT,
  title={Cutting Tradition: the Political Regulation of Traditional Circumcision Rites in South Africa's Liberal Democratic Order},
  author={L. Vincent},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={77 - 91}
}
  • L. Vincent
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
The South African Xhosa ethnic group, the majority of whom live in the country's Eastern Cape province, are one of several ethnic groups in southern Africa that practise the ritual of circumcision as part of a rite admitting boys to manhood. Recent years have seen a rise in casualties among those participating in traditional circumcision rites. Since 1995 more than 6,000 boys have been admitted to Eastern Cape hospitals, more than 300 have died and 76 have had their genitalia amputated due to… Expand
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