HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology / Edition 1

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology / Edition 1

by Ezekiel Kalipeni
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631223576

ISBN-13: 9780631223573

Pub. Date: 01/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology is a collection that seeks to further our understanding of AIDS by shifting the predominant understandings generated by biomedical and epidemiological research.

  • Brings together international contributors—-including often overlooked African scholars and activists—-from across

Overview

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology is a collection that seeks to further our understanding of AIDS by shifting the predominant understandings generated by biomedical and epidemiological research.

  • Brings together international contributors—-including often overlooked African scholars and activists—-from across the social sciences to examine HIV and AIDS from angles previously unexplored.
  • By presenting on-the-ground evidence and ethnographic cases, emphasizes that HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa is a complex and regionally specific phenomenon rooted in local economies, deepening poverty, migration, gender, war, global economies, and cultural politics.
  • Recognizes that AIDS in Africa cannot be stemmed until social, gender, and economic inequities are addressed in meaningful ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223573
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Beyond Epidemiology: Locating AIDS In Africa. (Susan Craddock).

Part I: History.

Section Introduction. Susan Craddock.

1. AIDS, History & Struggles Over Meaning. (Brooke Grundfest).

2. Politics, Culture And Medicine: An Unholy Trinity? Historical Continuities And Rupture In The HIV/AIDS Story In Malawi. (John Lloyd Lwanda).

Part II: AIDS In Africa: Regional Perspectives.

Section Introduction. Susan Craddock.

3. Perceptions And Misperceptions Of AIDS In Africa. (Joseph R. Oppong And Ezekiel Kalipeni).

4. Mapping The AIDS Pandemic In Eastern And Southern Africa. A Critical Overview. (Ezekiel Kalipeni, Susan Craddock, And Jayati Ghosh).

5. HIV/AIDS In West Africa: The Case Of Senegal, Ghana And Nigeria. (Joseph R. Oppong And Samuel Agyei-Mensah).

Part III: Beyond Epidemiology: Understanding The Issues In Social Terms.

Section Introduction. (Susan Craddock).

A. Gendered Vulnerabilities.

6. Condoms, Consent And ‘Cultural Entrapments’: A Further Look At Gendered & Occupational Factors Pertinent To The Transmission Of HIV In Africa. (Anne V. Akeroyd).

7. Strategies For Prevention Of Sexual Transmission Of HIV/AIDS Among Adolescents: The Case Of High School Students In Kenya. (Njeri Mbugua).

8. AIDS In Africa: Structure, Agency & Risk. (Brooke Grundfest).

B. Sexualities.

9. Culture, Sexuality, And Women's Agency In The Prevention Of HIV/AIDS In Southern Africa American Journal Of Public Health. (Ida Susser And Zena).

10. Migrancy, Masculine Identities And AIDS: The Psychosocial Context Of HIV Transmission On The South African Gold Mines. (Catherine Campbell).

11. The Invisible Presence Of Homosexuality: Implications For HIV/AIDS And Rights In Southern Africa. (Oliver Phillips).

C. Poverty, Migration, War.

12. Urbanization, Poverty, And Sex: Roots Of Risky Behaviors In Slum Settlements In Nairobi, Kenya. (Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, Alex Chika and F. Nii-Amoo).

13. Mobile Populations And HIV/AIDS In East Africa. (Maryinez Lyons).

14. Understanding The African HIV Pandemic: An Appraisal Of The Contexts And Lay Explanation Of The HIV/AIDS Pandemic With Examples From Tanzania And Kenya. (Gabriel Rugalema).

15. Socioeconomic Obstacles To HIV Prevention And Treatment In Developing Countries: The Roles Of The International Monetary Fund And The World Bank. (Peter Lurie, Percy C. Hintzen, And Robert A. Lowe).

Part IV: Research Methods, Agendas, And Ethics.

Section Introduction. (Susan Craddock).

16. Participatory Diagramming And The Ethical & Practical Challenges Of Helping Africans Themselves To ‘Map The Issues’ Around HIV. (Mike Kesby).

17. Community-Based Research On AIDS In The Context Of Global Inequalities – Making A Virtue Of Necessity? (Carolyn Baylies).

18. AIDS And Ethics: Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals, And Global Scientific Practice. (Susan Craddock).

Part V: Understanding The Repercussions / Impacts.

Section Introduction. (Susan Craddock).

19. Excerpt From We Miss You All. (Noerine Kaleeba).

20. Understanding AIDS In Public Lives. (David Eaton).

21. Economic Growth In Sub Saharan Africa: The Potential Impact Of HIV/AIDS. (Lynn R. Brown).

22. Rising Tide Of AIDS Orphans In Southern Africa. (Jayati Ghosh And Ezekiel Kalipeni).

23. A Mother To Her Brothers: A Child-Headed Household’s Story, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Emma Guest).

Concluding Remarks: Beyond Epidemiology. (Joseph R. Oppong And Jayati Ghosh).

Bibliography.

Index.

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