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AIDS, Sex, and Culture. Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2246810
  • Book
  • January 2009
  • Region: Global, Africa
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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
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List of Figures vi

Preface – Southern Africa: A Personal Geography, History, and Politics viii

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction: Global, Inequality, Women, and HIV/AIDS 1

1 The Culture of Science and the Feminization of HIV/AIDS 17

2 Imperial Moralities and Grassroots Realities 45

3 The Transition to a New South Africa: Hope, Science, and Democracy 65

4 Of Nevirapine and African Potatoes: Shifts in Public Discourse 91

5 The Difference in Pain: Infected and Affected 107
By Sibongile Mkhize

6 Contested Sexualities 118

7 Public Spaces of Women’s Autonomy: Health Activism 139

8 “Where Are Our Condoms?” – Namibia 155

9 Ju/’hoansi Women in the Age of HIV: An Exceptional Case 171

10 Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Women Leaders Among the Ju 184

11 “The Power of Practical Thinking” – The Role of Organic Intellectuals 199

12 Conclusions: Neoliberalism, Gender, and Resistance 217

Notes 222

Bibliography 237

Index 264

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Ida Susser Hunter College.
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