Aids, Sexuality And Gender In Africa

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Overview

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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'This book is certainly essential reading for all those working in the fields of development, African Studies and Health.' - Social Science and Medicine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841420240
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors viii
Series Editor's Preface x
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xv
List of Abbreviations xvii
1 Perspectives on gender and AIDS in Africa 1
2 Responses to the AIDS epidemic in Tanzania and Zambia 25
3 AIDS in Kapulanga, Mongu: poverty, neglect and gendered patterns of blame 59
4 Sinners and outsiders: the drama of AIDS in Rungwe 76
5 AIDS in Kanyama: contested sexual practice and the gendered dynamics of community interventions 95
6 Target practice: gender and generational struggles in AIDS prevention work in Lushoto 113
7 Reconciling individual costs with collective benefits: women organising against AIDS in Mansa 132
8 AIDS activism in Dar es Salaam: many struggles; a single goal 153
9 The struggle continues: some conclusions 174
Bibliography 198
Index 214
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