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The Intersection of Human Rights and Culture


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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Background of the Study
1. Introduction……………..…….………………………………… p. 1
2.
Statement of Research Topic………………………...…….…… pp. 1-2
3.
Research Question(s)……………………………………………. pp. 2-3
4.
Significance of Study…………………………………………….. p. 3
5.
Definition of Terms……………………………....………............ pp. 4-11
5. 1. The Concepts of “Culture”, “Muslim Culture”,
and “Western Culture”………………………….…...…... pp. 4-7
5.1.1. Understanding the Term “Culture”…………….. pp. 4-5
5.1.2. Muslim Culture…………………………….…….. pp. 5-6
5.1.3. Western Culture………………………………...... pp. 6-7
5.3. Differentiating between Transgender
and Intersex Surgeries…………………………………... pp. 9-10
6.
Limitations of Study………………………………………….….. p. 11
CHAPTER 2: Literature Review
7.
Case Study #1: Female Genital Cutting………………………… pp. 11-23
7.1. The Muslim/African Perspectives on FGC……………. pp. 11-18
Figure 1…………………………………………… p. 12
Table 1……………………………………………. p. 13
7.1.1. For………………………………………………... pp. 14-16
7.1.2. Against…………………………………………… pp. 16-18
7.2. Western Perspectives on FGC…………………………... pp. 18-23
7.2.1. Against……………………………………………. pp. 18-20
7.2.2. For………………………………………………… pp. 20-23
5.2. Female Genital Cutting – A Practice
Briefly Summarised……………………………………… pp. 7-9
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