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The Impact of Circular Migration on FGM/C: Transnational Communities in Spain and The Gambia

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Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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Wassu-UAB Foundation; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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Wassu Gambia Kafo, Fajara F Section, PO Box 339 Banjul Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia
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Wassu-UAB Foundation; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(10), 290; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8100290
Received: 31 July 2019 / Revised: 10 October 2019 / Accepted: 11 October 2019 / Published: 14 October 2019
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional harmful practice that migrates with people and has become a global phenomenon. Understanding how the diaspora resignifies and can change the tradition will allow us to measure the impact of transnational relations on information flows and decision making in a multisite space. The objective is to analyze the influence of migration on the practice of FGM/C with a participatory and circular methodology, focused on Gambian communities both in Spain and in The Gambia. The study shows the trends on how acculturation processes entail cultural change, both in Africa as well as in diaspora. View Full-Text
Keywords: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); sub-Saharan migration; sexual and reproductive health; prevention strategies; circular methodology; multisite ethnography; diaspora female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); sub-Saharan migration; sexual and reproductive health; prevention strategies; circular methodology; multisite ethnography; diaspora
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Kaplan, A.; Perarnau Moles, J.; Sanyang, S.; Le Charles, M.-A.; Álvarez, C.; Aliaga, N. The Impact of Circular Migration on FGM/C: Transnational Communities in Spain and The Gambia. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 290.

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