Sexual differentiation in socialization and some male genital mutilations

American anthropologist Vol/Iss. 70 Published In Pages: 951-956
By Harrington, Charles


This study differentiates between circumcision and supercision, two male genital mutilations which are thought to correlate with different gender socialization processes. Results suggest that circumcision occurs in societies with higher sexual differentiation in socialization while supercision occurs in societies with lower sexual differentiation in socialization.

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