African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities: AIDS Apartheid

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A frican Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS: Communication Perspectives and Promises examines the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal/political, and educational aspects faced by real women in Africa, at the same time offering areas of hope in terms of communication for development case studies and role models. Based on the author's hands-on experience working in West Africa with a number of HIV/AIDS and media organizations, it is reader/researcher friendly, providing more than 800 references and helpful appendices with some 900 acronyms, contact data for 450+ African HIV/AIDS-related organizations, African terms, websites, African embassies and liaisons, media, billboards, African AIDS-related films, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403984050
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii
1 Introduction to African Women and HIV/AIDS 1
2 Biomedical Vulnerabilities 35
3 Sociocultural Vulnerabilities 61
4 Economic Vulnerabilities 91
5 Legal and Political Vulnerabilities 109
6 Educational Vulnerabilities 125
7 Communication Perspectives 145
8 Communications Promises 175 Appendix I Acronyms 195 Appendix II African HIV/AIDS-Related Organizations 213 Appendix III African Terms 229 Appendix IV African HIV/AIDS-Related Web Sites 231 Appendix V African Embassies and Liaisons in the United States 237 Appendix VI African Media 239 Appendix VII African HIV/AIDS-Related Billboards 243 Appendix VIII African AIDS-Related Films 245 References 251 Index 291
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