Discuss the practice of female circumcision in Mali. What was Dettwyler’s interaction like with Agnes? What are some of the reasons given for the practice of female circumcision in Mali? If you were an anthropologist working in Mali, how would you go about trying to curb the practice? Do you think the U.S. practice of male circumcision is different? Explain your answer and try to bring in the important concept of cultural relativism.
Answer the following question based on the ethnography Dancing Skeletons. Be sure to engage the question at a thoughtful level and include concrete examples from the ethnography.