Perspectives on youth, HIV/AIDS and indigenous knowledges /

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Imprint:Rotterdam : SensePublishers, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (VIII, 184 pages)
Series:Youth, Media, & Culture Series
Youth, media, & culture series.
Subject:AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
HIV infections -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
HIV infections -- Social aspects -- Africa.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Africa.
AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Prevention.
HIV infections -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Prevention.
Youth -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Youth -- Health and hygiene -- Africa.
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Africa.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
HIV infections.
HIV infections -- Prevention.
HIV infections -- Social aspects.
Youth -- Health and hygiene.
Youth -- Sexual behavior.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Breidlid, Anders, 1947- editor.
Cheyeka, Austin M., editor.
Farag, Alawia Ibrahim, editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Summary:This volume is the result of academic cooperation between scholars in Norway, Sudan, Zambia, and South Africa linked to a master's program in international education and development. It draws upon studies carried out in Sudan, Zambia, Namibia, and South Africa. Most of the chapters deal with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in various ways. Because youth are the group most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, the various chapters discuss the complex discursive spaces that youth inhabit and navigate, and where the interlocking concepts of social identity, power, inequality, sexuality, vulnerability, and resilience are brought together. Many of the chapters discuss the HIV/AIDS pandemic in relation to indigenous knowledges and argue for including indigenous knowledges in the fight against the pandemic. The suggestion to include indigenous knowledges opens space for a more varied, holistic, and comprehensive approach to the pandemic. The book invites readers to explore the oppressive and often dangerous socioeconomic situation that many youth in sub-Saharan Africa experience, also beyond the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Chapters on street youth in Namibia and youth in a township in Cape Town discuss the often creative coping mechanisms employed by youth to escape or mitigate the oppressive situations they find themselves in.
Other form:Print version: Perspectives on youth, HIV/AIDS and indigenous knowledges. Rotterdam : SensePublishers, 2015 9789463001946 9463001948
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-6300-196-0