Aids, Sexuality And Gender In Africa

Aids, Sexuality And Gender In Africa

by Carolyn Baylies
     
 

While there is a growing list of publications devoted to the AIDS epidemic, Africa, with two-thirds of the world's cases, still receives scant attention. This book may change the way we think about AIDS and how it is being addressed in Africa and the rest of the world.
The book draws on first-hand research and in-depth investigations carried out by a team of

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While there is a growing list of publications devoted to the AIDS epidemic, Africa, with two-thirds of the world's cases, still receives scant attention. This book may change the way we think about AIDS and how it is being addressed in Africa and the rest of the world.
The book draws on first-hand research and in-depth investigations carried out by a team of researchers from Britain, Zambia and Tanzania, and focuses on the gendered aspect of the struggle against AIDS.
The authors study the severity of the epidemic and the threat it poses to the population and society in Tanzania and Zambia. They argue that the success of strategies against the spread of AIDS in Africa rests on their recognition of existing gendered power relations and that this success might be enhanced if the strategies are built on existing organisational skills and practices, especially among women. Their conclusions have repercussions for all countries around the world, and especially the rest of Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841420240
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of contributorsviii
Series Editor's Prefacex
Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxv
List of Abbreviationsxvii
1Perspectives on gender and AIDS in Africa1
2Responses to the AIDS epidemic in Tanzania and Zambia25
3AIDS in Kapulanga, Mongu: poverty, neglect and gendered patterns of blame59
4Sinners and outsiders: the drama of AIDS in Rungwe76
5AIDS in Kanyama: contested sexual practice and the gendered dynamics of community interventions95
6Target practice: gender and generational struggles in AIDS prevention work in Lushoto113
7Reconciling individual costs with collective benefits: women organising against AIDS in Mansa132
8AIDS activism in Dar es Salaam: many struggles; a single goal153
9The struggle continues: some conclusions174
Bibliography198
Index214

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