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Melanie Adrian: Reply to Stephen R. Munzer’s “Secularization, Anti-Minority Sentiment, and Cultural Norms in the German Circumcision Controversy”

*Melanie Adrian is Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. She is the author of Risking Religious Freedom: The Eu, French Schools And Why The Veil Was Banned (2016). Introduction Stephen R. Munzer’s article entitled “Secularization, Anti-minority Sentiment, and Cultural Norms in the German Circumcision Controversy” is a close examination of a series of legal cases that resulted in extended public discussions between 2010 and 2012 regarding circumcision practices in Germany. The author argues that three factors framed the issue during these two years: (1) that Germans historically do not circumcise, (2) that there…

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