History of Circumcision

A history of male and female circumcision originally published in 1900, the book is based on a long and personal observation of the changes made in man by circumcision.

History of Circumcision

Author: P. C. Remondino

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898754100

Page: 360

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A history of male and female circumcision originally published in 1900, the book is based on a long and personal observation of the changes made in man by circumcision. Dr. Remondino inquired into the moral, physical, and mental effects of circumcision in the three major religions. He goes beyond just discussing circumcision, by including all the mutilations practiced on the genitals as a contribution to the natural history of man. Over 26 chapters include antiquity of circumcision, theories as to the origin of circumcision, the spread of circumcision, the history of castration and eunuchism reasons for being circumcised, medical conditions and related surgery, and attempts to abolish circumcision.

From Abraham to America

This book is essential reading in Jewish studies, medical sociology, and Judaic studies/theology.

From Abraham to America

Author: Eric Kline Silverman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516694

Page: 303

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Silverman's new book is a comprehensive overview of Jewish circumcision throughout history. Beginning with Genesis, the author traces paradoxes and tensions in biblical-Jewish circumcision as seen both within Judaism and from the dominant, non-Jewish culture, and ends with the current debate over Jewish and routine medical circumcision in America. This book is essential reading in Jewish studies, medical sociology, and Judaic studies/theology.

History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present

History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present

Author: P. C. Remondino

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 556

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"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by P. C. Remondino. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Male and Female Circumcision

HISTORY. OF. CIRCUMCISION. IN. THE. UNITED. STATES. A. Physician's.
Perspective. Morris L. Sorrells For most of its ... its overwhelmingly Protestant
population of Northern-European descent, has had no tradition or history of
circumcision.

Male and Female Circumcision

Author: George C. Denniston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585399379

Page: 547

View: 430

Every year around the world 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless. International respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history and religion present the latest research, documentation and analysis of this world-wide problem, focusing on the ethical, political and legal aspects of sexual mutilation; the cost and burden to healthcare systems; the latest medical research; anatomical and function consequences; religious and cultural aspects; psychological aspects; and the world-wide campaign to end sexual mutilation.

Christ Circumcised

From his earliest appearance in the Gospel of Luke to the full-blown Feast of the Divine Circumcision in the medieval period, Christ circumcised represents a new way of imagining Christians and their creation of a new religious culture.

Christ Circumcised

Author: Andrew S. Jacobs

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206517

Page: 328

View: 639

In the first full-length study of the circumcision of Jesus, Andrew S. Jacobs turns to an unexpected symbol—the stereotypical mark of the Jewish covenant on the body of the Christian savior—to explore how and why we think about difference and identity in early Christianity. Jacobs explores the subject of Christ's circumcision in texts dating from the first through seventh centuries of the Common Era. Using a diverse toolkit of approaches, including the psychoanalytic, postcolonial, and poststructuralist, he posits that while seeming to desire fixed borders and a clear distinction between self (Christian) and other (Jew, pagan, and heretic), early Christians consistently blurred and destabilized their own religious boundaries. He further argues that in this doubled approach to others, Christians mimicked the imperial discourse of the Roman Empire, which exerted its power through the management, not the erasure, of difference. For Jacobs, the circumcision of Christ vividly illustrates a deep-seated Christian duality: the fear of and longing for an other, at once reviled and internalized. From his earliest appearance in the Gospel of Luke to the full-blown Feast of the Divine Circumcision in the medieval period, Christ circumcised represents a new way of imagining Christians and their creation of a new religious culture.

Understanding Circumcision

Yet,what are we to makeof an essay entitled “Reflections on Circumcision as
Sacrifice,” by two Reform rabbis withdoctoral degreesin history and sociology?
These scholars inform their physician students that the “subjectof circumcision
draws ...

Understanding Circumcision

Author: George C. Denniston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475733518

Page: 404

View: 156

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.

The Covenant of Circumcision

Scholars and rabbis examine the complicated history and contemporary challenges of the Jewish rite of circumcision.

The Covenant of Circumcision

Author: Elizabeth Wyner Mark

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653073

Page: 255

View: 200

Scholars and rabbis examine the complicated history and contemporary challenges of the Jewish rite of circumcision.

Circumcision A History Of The World s Most Controversial Surgery

Historian of medicine David Gollaher tells the strange history of medicine's oldest enigma and most persistent ritual in Circumcision.

Circumcision  A History Of The World s Most Controversial Surgery

Author: David Gollaher

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465026531

Page: 272

View: 413

How has a medical practice that carries substantial risk to the patient and offers very little actual benefit become so widely accepted by parents and fiercely advocated by the medical community? Historian of medicine David Gollaher tells the strange history of medicine's oldest enigma and most persistent ritual in Circumcision. From the extraordinarily painful initiation rite of the ancient Egyptians, through the Hebrew purification ritual, through circumcision's use by the rising medical community in the nineteenth century as prevention for ailments ranging from bedwetting to paralysis, the great mystery has been the persistence of the practice through vastly different social contexts.

From Blessing to Violence

This book provides a detailed description and analysis of the Merina circumcision ritual today, offer an account of its history, and discusses the significance of his analysis for anthropological theories of ritual in general.

From Blessing to Violence

Author: Maurice Bloch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314046

Page: 214

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This detailed description and analysis of Madagascar's Merina tribe and its ancient circumcision ritual is significant as a basis for the analysis of anthropological theories of ritual in general.

Covenant of Blood

Combining a close reading of rabbinic texts with an interdisciplinary method drawn from the human sciences, this is an important contribution to Jewish studies and gender studies.

Covenant of Blood

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226347844

Page: 256

View: 333

Central to both biblical narrative and rabbinic commentary, circumcision has remained a defining rite of Jewish identity, a symbol so powerful that challenges to it have always been considered taboo. Lawrence Hoffman seeks to find out why circumcision holds such an important place in the Jewish psyche. He traces the symbolism of circumcision through Jewish history, examining its evolution as a symbol of the covenant in the post-exilic period of the Bible and its subsequent meaning in the formative era of Mishnah and Talmud. In the rabbinic system, Hoffman argues, circumcision was neither a birth ritual nor the beginning of the human life cycle, but a rite of covenantal initiation into a male "life line." Although the evolution of the rite was shaped by rabbinic debates with early Christianity, the Rabbis shared with the church a view of blood as providing salvation. Hoffman examines the particular significance of circumcision blood, which, in addition to its salvific role, contrasted with menstrual blood to symbolize the gender dichotomy within the rabbinic system. His analysis of the Rabbis' views of circumcision and menstrual blood sheds light on the marginalization of women in rabbinic law. Differentiating official mores about gender from actual practice, Hoffman surveys women's spirituality within rabbinic society and examines the roles mothers played in their sons' circumcisions until the medieval period, when they were finally excluded.

Urology for the Pediatrician An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Although there are accepted reasons for circumcision in adults, in the United
States, most circumcisions are done on neonates, ... The first recorded history of
circumcision is from ancient Egypt, where wall paintings in Egyptian tombs depict
the ...

Urology for the Pediatrician  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics   E Book

Author: Pasquale Casle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744263

Page: 280

View: 363

The articles in this issue update important topics in pediatric urology, but also address some of the more controversial clinical topics. Those topics included in this issue are Prenatal Ultrasound and Urological Anomalies, Spina Bifida and Neurogenic Bladder, Inguinal and Genital Anomalies, Voiding Dysfunction, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Hydronephrosis, Urolithiasis in Children, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) work up, Advances in Surgical Pediatric Urological Armamentarium, Pediatric Urologic Oncology, Pediatric Urological Emergencies, and Circumcision Controversies.

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States

An engaging and surprising history of surgeries on the clitoris, revealing what the therapeutic use of female circumcision and clitoridectomy tells us about American medical ideas concerning the female body and female sexuality.

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States

Author: Sarah B. Rodriguez

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 158046498X

Page: 292

View: 449

An engaging and surprising history of surgeries on the clitoris, revealing what the therapeutic use of female circumcision and clitoridectomy tells us about American medical ideas concerning the female body and female sexuality.

Verging on Extra vagance

What is this prepuce? Whence, why, where, and whither? (PC. Remondino,
History of Circumcision, 1891) FORESKINS are facts — cultural facts — whether
removed or retained. Absent versus present prepuces have divided many
religions, ...

Verging on Extra vagance

Author: James A. Boon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691016313

Page: 361

View: 492

In this book, James Boon ranges through history and around the globe in a series of provocative reflections on the limitations, attractions, and ambiguities of cultural interpretation. The book reflects the unusual keyword of its title, extra-vagance, a term Thoreau used to refer to thought that skirts traditional boundaries. Boon follows Thoreau's lead by broaching subjects as diverse as Balinese ritual, Montaigne, Chaucer, Tarzan, Perry Mason, opera, and the ideas of Jacques Derrida, Ruth Benedict, Kenneth Burke, and Mary Douglas. He makes creative and often playful leaps among eclectic texts and rituals that do not hold single, fixed meanings, but numerous, changing, and exceedingly specific ones. Boon opens by exploring links between ritual and reading, focusing on commentaries about the seclusion of menstruating women in Native American culture, trance dances in Bali, and circumcision (or lack of it) in contrasting religions. He considers the ironies of "first-person ethnography" by telling stories from his own fieldwork, reflecting on ethnological museums, and making seriocomic connections between Mark Twain and Marcel Mauss. In expansive discussions that touch on Manhattan and Sri Lanka, the Louvre and the "World of Coca-Cola" museum, willfully obscure academic theory and shamelessly commercial show business, Boon underlines the inadequacies of simple ideologies and pat generalizations. The book is a profound and eloquent exploration of cultural comparison by one of America's most original and innovative anthropologists.

Sexual Mutilations

DeMeo J. On The Origins and Diffusion of Patrism: The Saharasian Connection,
Dissertation, U. of Kansas, ... Ozturk O. Ritual Circumcision and Castration
Anxiety. ... Remondino P. History of Circumcision, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1891:
55.

Sexual Mutilations

Author: George C. Denniston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475726791

Page: 237

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Sexual mutilation is a global problem that affects 15. 3 million children and young adults annually. In terms of gender, 13. 3 million boys and 2 million girls are involuntarily subjected to sexual mutilation every year. While it is tempting to quantify and compare the amount of tissue removed from either gender, no ethical justification can be made for removing any amount of flesh from the body of another person. The violation of human rights implicit in sexual mutilation is identical for any gender. The violation occurs with the first cut into another person 's body. Although mutilation is a strong term, it precisely and accurately describes a condi tion denoting "any disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body. " While such terms as "circumcision" and "genital cutting" are less threatening to our sensitivities, they ultimately do a disservice by masking the fact of what is actually being done to babies and children. Although the courageous example of the survivors of sexual mutilation indicates that humans can certainly live and even re produce without all of their external sexualorgans, this biological phenomenon does not, however, justify subjecting a person to sexual mutilation. The remarkable resilience of the human body is a testament to the importance nature places on reproduction rather than a vindication for surgical practices that compromise this function.

The Social History of the American Family

Insome states, circumcision rates areonly around 40percent. Ratesof
circumcision remain higheramong thoseof white European descent than among
African Americansor Latinos. Many parents choose to circumcise their
sonsforsocial reasons ...

The Social History of the American Family

Author: Marilyn J. Coleman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483370429

Page: 2144

View: 393

The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.