AIDS, Sex, and Culture
Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa
1. Auflage Januar 2009
2009. 304 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-5586-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author's own extensive ethnographic research.
* based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa
* looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs
* discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana
* includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family's struggle with AIDS
Aus dem Inhalt
List of Figures.
Preface - Southern Africa: A Personal Geography, History and Politics.
Introduction Global Inequality, Women, and HIV/AIDS.
1. The Culture of Science and the Feminization of AIDS.
2. Imperial Moralities and Grassroots Realities.
3. The Transition to a New South Africa: Hope, Science, and Democracy.
4. Of Nevirapine and African Potatoes: Shifts in Public Discourse.
5. The Difference in Pain: Infected and Affected: By Sibongile Mkhize.
6. Contested Sexualities.
7. Public Spaces of Women's Autonomy: Health Activism.
8. "Where Are Our Condoms?" - Namibia.
9. Ju/'hoansi Women in the Age of HIV: An Exceptional Case.
10. Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Women Leaders Among the Ju.
11. "The Power of Practical Thinking" - The Role of Organic Intellectuals.
12. Conclusions: Neoliberalism, Gender, and Resistance.