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Body: Female: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Examining the constitution of the female body through aesthetics in Sub-Saharan Africa raises diverse analytical questions about the dynamics between community and subjectivity, regional political economy and world religions, local culture and everyday life. While scholars have only recently recognized this broader relevance of beauty, local actors have for a long time created contexts, cri…

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Mustafa, Hudita Nura, “Body: Female: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0159f>
First published online: 2009

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