Blade of Tradition in the Name of Religion

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Blade of Tradition in the Name of Religion: 

A Phenomenological Investigation into Male Circumcision in Iran

Kameel Ahmady & colleagues

Technical and publication: Ghasem Ghareh-Daghi

Published by: Avaye Buf

ISBN: 978-87-94295-53-6

©2023 Avaye Buf

This book is a thorough examination of male circumcision / male genital mutilation or cutting (MGM/C) in Iran, an ancient and religious practice that has expanded beyond religious boundaries into some other societies. The book investigates into the meaning and concept of circumcision, its historical roots and geographical extent, religious and scientific approaches to the practice, the reasons for its continuation, and the experiences of participants in the research areas.

The study is structured into eight chapters based on the general principles of scientific research and Grounded Theory methodology. It also discusses the global prevalence of circumcision and the opposition it faces, with arguments centred around the violation of children’s rights, adverse psychological effects, and multiple medical consequences. The book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of circumcision whiten Islamic society and offers valuable insights into developing effective programs and policies to mitigate its negative consequences in society.

This book is published by Avaye Buf publishing, Denmark on 26th of August 2023 and available in all major platforms such as Google play, Google books, Amazon and the publisher’s website.



Circumcision as a Religious Practice
Scientific Approaches to Circumcision
Reasons for the Persistence of Circumcision
Experiences of Research Participants
Conclusions and Solutions

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