HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology / Edition 1

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Seeks to further our understanding of AIDS by looking at the epidemic from angles heretofore often inadequately explored; Includes international contributors from across the social sciences; Shifts the predominant understandings generated by biomedical and epidemiological research; Recognizes 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This groundbreaking volume draws on a broad array of methodologiesand disciplines to bring into relief the social and economic forcesthat have made AIDS the leading infectious cause of young adultdeath globally. Rejecting fashionable explanations of AIDS inAfrica, this book reveals such explanations to be rooted in racism,victim-blaming, disciplinary blindness, and shoddy research.

Meticulously documented, HIV and AIDS in Africa is atreasure trove of information – just what many policymakers,epidemiologists, and clinicians need to hear, whether we want to ornot. But the book deserves a far wider audience. For ‘anyinterventions that fail to address the broader issues of Africansocial and economic life,’ as one of this fine volume’scontributors predicts, ‘are bound to fail." Paul Farmer,Harvard Medical School

"This is a thoroughly excellent book, as good as any on offer onthe current HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, and a lot better than most... This is a book that needs to be read by all those involved indevelopment planning in Africa - and elsewhere - in NGOs as ingovernments, in the field as well as in the 'corridors of power'."International Development Planning Review

“The new book by Ezekiel Kalipeni et al. is a landmarkamong all existing literature addressing the epidemic in Africa.The volume holds near 25 in-depth chapters providing brilliantanalysis of the epidemic.” Markku Löytönen,University of Helsinki

"The book is able to cover a vast array of topics thathave been previously neglected in academic discourse ... theeditors have successfully demonstrated thta HIV/AIDS must beapproached in a multidisciplinary fashion in order to understandand eventually stem the spread of this epidemic ... what isrefreshing in regard to this work is that the editors have taken anacademic and personal approach in their attempts to grasp theinfluence of this epidemic ... this book can be called bothhumanistic and sincere." Cambridge University Press

"This book is essential reading, as it tackles the represents a call to all researchers working withHIV/AIDS to take account...first book that tackles themisperceptions...the collection represents a majorcontribution."
Sahara Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631223573
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,354,370
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Ezekiel Kalipeni is Associate Professor of Geography andAfrican Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Susan Craddock is Associate Professor in theWomen’s Studies Department and in the Institute for GlobalStudies at the University of Minnesota.

Joseph R. Oppong is Associate Professor of Geography atthe University of Northern Texas.

Jayati Ghosh is Associate Professor of InternationalBusiness and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Dominican Universityof California.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.


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

Part I: History.

Section Introduction. Susan Craddock.

1. AIDS, History & Struggles Over Meaning. (BrookeGrundfest).

2. Politics, Culture And Medicine: An Unholy Trinity? HistoricalContinuities And Rupture In The HIV/AIDS Story In Malawi. (JohnLloyd 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. ACritical Overview. (Ezekiel Kalipeni, Susan Craddock, And JayatiGhosh).

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

Part III: Beyond Epidemiology: Understanding The Issues InSocial Terms.

Section Introduction. (Susan Craddock).

A. Gendered Vulnerabilities.

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

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

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

B. Sexualities.

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

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

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

C. Poverty, Migration, War.

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

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

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

15. Socioeconomic Obstacles To HIV Prevention And Treatment InDeveloping Countries: The Roles Of The International Monetary FundAnd 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 & PracticalChallenges Of Helping Africans Themselves To ‘Map TheIssues’ Around HIV. (Mike Kesby).

17. Community-Based Research On AIDS In The Context Of GlobalInequalities – Making A Virtue Of Necessity? (CarolynBaylies).

18. AIDS And Ethics: Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals, AndGlobal 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 ImpactOf HIV/AIDS. (Lynn R. Brown).

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

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

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



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