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Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS
     

Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS

by Felicity Thomas
 

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Over the past two decades, population mobility has intensified and become more diverse, raising important questions concerning the health and well-being of people who are mobile as well as communities of origin and destination.

Ongoing concerns have been voiced about possible links between mobility and HIV, with calls being made to contain or control

Overview

Over the past two decades, population mobility has intensified and become more diverse, raising important questions concerning the health and well-being of people who are mobile as well as communities of origin and destination.

Ongoing concerns have been voiced about possible links between mobility and HIV, with calls being made to contain or control migrant populations, and debate linking HIV with issues of global security and surveillance being fuelled. This volume challenges common assumptions about mobility, HIV and AIDS. A series of interlinked chapters prepared by international experts explores the experiences of people who are mobile as they relate to sexuality and to HIV susceptibility and impact. The various chapters discuss the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of different mobile groups but also examine the ways in which agency, resilience and adaptation shape lived experience and help people protect themselves throughout the mobility process. Looking at diverse forms of migration and mobility – covering flight from conflict, poverty and exploitation, through labour migration to ‘sex tourism’ – the book reports on research findings from around the world, including the USA, the UK, sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Central America and China.

Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS recognises the complex relationships between individual circumstances, population mobility and community and state response. It is invaluable reading for policy makers, students and practitioners working in the fields of migration, development studies, anthropology, sociology, geography and public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135248093
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Series:
Sexuality, Culture and Health
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Felicity Thomas is a Research Fellow at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. Active in the field of international development for over ten years, she has been involved in a number of research and action-based projects with refugees and asylum seekers living in sub-Saharan Africa and in the UK. Her research interests focus on the socio-economic and emotional impacts of HIV and AIDS, migrant health and well-being, and HIV treatment seeking and management.

Mary Haour-Knipe has worked in the field of migration and HIV since 1989, leading a European Union working group assessing HIV prevention activities for migrants and travellers in Europe, evaluating HIV prevention programmes amongst migrant communities, and working as senior advisor on migration and HIV/AIDS, then on migration and health, at the International Organization for Migration. She has also served as an advisor on HIV-related migration issues for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Peter Aggleton is Professor of Education and Health and holds a UNSW Strategic Chair at the National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Australia. He is well known internationally for his analytic work on the social aspects of HIV, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. He is the editor of the international peer reviewed journals: Culture, Health and Sexuality and Sex Education, and is Associate Editor of the journals AIDS Education and Prevention, Global Public Health and Health Education Research. He has global experience researching the social aspects of HIV-related prevention, treatment and care and has worked closely with a range of bilateral and UN system agencies to strengthen the international response to HIV.

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