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Author Cloward, Karisa, author

Title When norms collide : local responses to activism against female genital mutilation and early marriage / Karisa Cloward
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Series Oxford scholarship online
Oxford scholarship online.
Summary Karisa Cloward presents a theoretical framework for understanding the range of local-level responses to international norm promotion and applies this framework to the issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. Cloward argues that, conditional on exposure to an international normative message, individuals can decide to change their attitudes, their actual behaviour, and the public image they present to international and local audiences. She finds that the impact of transnational activism on individual decision-making substantially depends on the salience of the international and local norms to their respective proponents, as well as on community-level factors such as the density of NGO activity and the availability of an exit option from the local norm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 11, 2016)
Subject Female circumcision -- Kenya -- Case studies.
Child marriage -- Kenya -- Case studies.
Teenage marriage -- Kenya -- Case studies.
Maasai (African people) -- Kenya -- Social life and customs.
Samburu (African people) -- Kenya -- Social life and customs.
Social influence.
Social norms -- Kenya.
Human rights advocacy -- Kenya.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190274955 (ebook)