Last Served? / Edition 1

Last Served? / Edition 1

by Cindy Patton
     
 

Following a decade in which the focus on HIV and AIDS has been on specific social groups, a shift in professional perceptions has resulted in a change in the images of women and HIV/AIDS. "Last Served?" recognizes and analyzes the trend toward more openly acknowledging and planning for women in the pandemic. Rather than enumerating the effects on women of confused

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Following a decade in which the focus on HIV and AIDS has been on specific social groups, a shift in professional perceptions has resulted in a change in the images of women and HIV/AIDS. "Last Served?" recognizes and analyzes the trend toward more openly acknowledging and planning for women in the pandemic. Rather than enumerating the effects on women of confused or conflicting policies and representation, the book details why and how this situation occurred.; The author suggests that new visibility of women cannot in itself quickly or easily change the underlying assumptions which made women simultaneously radiant figures of sexual purity, and a magnet for blame during the pandemic's first decade.; "Last Served?" makes clear how the different ways of posing and answering questions about women and HIV are grounded in already existing ways of thinking about gender, and how these underlying preconceptions sometimes create situations whereby attempts to address the practical needs of women often result in reinforcement, or introduction of new forms of male domination.; Combining detailed analysis with practical suggestions, "Last Served?" provides insights into the current debates about women and AIDS and suggests future directions for work to overcome discrimination, faulty planning and misrepresentation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748401901
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/07/1994
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Setting the Terms for an Epidemic8
Ch. 2The Gendered Geopolitics of Space21
Ch. 3Identity, Community, and 'Risk'48
Ch. 4Women's Health in a Global Perspective77
Ch. 5Women at Risk97
Ch. 6Planning for Women120
Ch. 7Epilogue147
Bibliography151
Index158

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