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AIDS, Sex, and Culture: Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa

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AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research.

  • based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa

  • looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs

  • discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana

  • includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS

About the Author

Ida Susser is Professor of Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and adjunct professor of Socio-Medical Sciences at the HIV Center, Columbia University. Her books include Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Medical Anthropology in the World System (Oxford University Press, 1982), The Castells Reader on the Cities and Social Theory (Blackwell, 2001), and Cultural Diversity in the United States (Blackwell, 2001). She received an award for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, has served as President of the American Ethnological Society(2005-7), and is a founding member of Athena: Advancing Gender Equity and Human Rights in the Global Response to HIV/AIDS.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Preface – Southern Africa: A Personal Geography, History and Politics.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction Global Inequality, Women, and HIV/AIDS.

1. The Culture of Science and the Feminization of AIDS.

2. Imperial Moralities and Grassroots Realities.

3. The Transition to a New South Africa: Hope, Science, and Democracy.

4. Of Nevirapine and African Potatoes: Shifts in Public Discourse.

5. The Difference in Pain: Infected and Affected: By Sibongile Mkhize.

6. Contested Sexualities.

7. Public Spaces of Women’s Autonomy: Health Activism.

8. “Where Are Our Condoms?” – Namibia.

9. Ju/’hoansi Women in the Age of HIV: An Exceptional Case.

10. Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Women Leaders Among the Ju.

11. “The Power of Practical Thinking” – The Role of Organic Intellectuals.

12. Conclusions: Neoliberalism, Gender, and Resistance.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405155878
Author:
Susser, Ida
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Contribution by:
Mkhize, Sibongile
Contribution:
Mkhize, Sibongile
Author:
Susser
Author:
Ida
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Gender Identity - Africa South of the Sahara
Subject:
Socioeconomic factors.
Subject:
AIDS epidemic, anthropology, public health, ethnography, gender, grassroots activism, South Africa, Namibia, Kalahari, San people
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Publication Date:
20090217
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.60x6.70x.70 in. 1.20 lbs.

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