HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa : understanding the implications of culture & context /

Popular understanding of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is riddled with contradiction and speculation. This is revealed in HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, which explores the various contexts in which debate about HIV/AIDS takes place and examines how the pandemic is perceived by scholar...

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Imprint:Cape Town, South Africa : UCT Press, 2009.
Description:xvi, 144 p. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Subject:AIDS (Disease) -- Africa.
HIV infections -- Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Africa South of the Sahara.
HIV Infections -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Cultural Characteristics -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Education -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Gender Identity -- Africa South of the Sahara.
AIDS (Disease)
HIV infections.
Africa.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8009099
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Other authors / contributors:Baxen, Jean, 1957-
Breidlid, Anders, 1947-
ISBN:9789280811797
9280811797
9781919895185
1919895183
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-133) and index.
Summary:Popular understanding of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is riddled with contradiction and speculation. This is revealed in HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, which explores the various contexts in which debate about HIV/AIDS takes place and examines how the pandemic is perceived by scholars, religious leaders and traditional healers, among others -- in communities in and around South Africa. Using a social theory lens, the book focuses on not only the cultural and contextual practices, but also the methodological and epistemological orientations around HIV/AIDS in education that shape community and individual interpretations of this disease. The book avoids a simplistic approach to the pandemic, by exploring the complex and sometimes contradictory spaces in which HIV/AIDS discourses are negotiated, and thus goes some way to present a more hermeneutic profile of the HIV/AIDS problem. HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is as much about identity construction as it is about HIV/AIDS. The authors recognise the interrelatedness of sex, sexuality, identity and HIV/AIDS in the shaping of individual and collective identities and have thus gone beyond merely asking questions about what people know.

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