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Author Kamau, Nyokabi

Title Researching AIDS, sexuality and gender : case studies of women in Kenyan universities / Nyokabi Kamau
Edition 2nd rev. ed
Published Limuru, Kenya : Zapf Chancery, 2013
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the Second Revised Edition; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1. Background and Settingthe Scene; Introduction; My Interest; My Objectives; An Overview of Chapter One; HIV and AIDS in the Global and Kenyan Context; Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the AIDS Challenge; HIV and AIDS in Kenyan Universities; The Autobiography of the Research Question; How my Personal Experiences Informed the Research Question; Why I Focused on Senior Kenyan University Women; Research Questions; An Overview of the Book
2. The Situation of Women in Kenya: Framing the ContextIntroduction; A Brief Geographical and Historical Background on Kenya; Kenyan Women in the Pre-colonial and Colonial Period; HIV and AIDS and Gender in the Kenyan Context; Religion and AIDS Stigma in Kenya; Marriage and Family in Relation to Women's Careers in Kenya; Summary and Conclusion; 3. Methodology and Research Design; Introduction; Feminist Methodology; A Background to University Sector in Kenya; Pilot Study; Selection of Research Participants; Profile of Research Participants; Methods Used for Data Collection
Reliability and Validity of the MethodologyData Analysis; Summary and Conclusion; 4. Researching a Sensitive Topic: Ethical Issues and Other Challenges; Introduction; Ethics and Research; The Sensitive Nature of this Study; Gaining the Research Participant's Trust; Negotiating Access and Consent; The Interview Context; Interviews as Therapy; The Researcher's Support of Self; Researching Colleagues; Dissemination of Findings; Summary and Conclusion; 5. The Feminist Perspectives and Concepts Used in this Study; Introduction; My Feminist Journey; Why I Chose a Feminist Perspective
Challenges of Choosing Which Feminist Positions to Work WithSummary and Conclusion; 6. The Status of Women in the Sampled Universities; Introduction; Senior Positions by Gender at Holy Ghost and Weruini; Gender stereotypes; Domestic Challenges and Women's Careers; Challenges with Doctoral Studies; Lack of Support for Women's Research; Summary and Conclusion; 7. Women's Experiences with HIV and AIDS: 'Back into the Personal'; Introduction; Women's Experiences as Affected by HIV and AIDS; Gender, Care and AIDS; "Support from God"; Summary and Conclusion
8. 'Maybe Next Year': Impact and Responses to HIV and AIDS in the Sample UniversitiesIntroduction; Impact of HIV and AIDS in the two Universities; Responses to HIV and AIDS; Weruini University AIDS Policy: Any Gender Issues?; Universities' Support for Students vis-à-vis Academic Women; Summary and Conclusion; 9. Sexuality, Silence and Stigma; Introduction; Background to Sex-Related Shame and Stigma in Kenya; Sex Discourses and Their Influence on Attitudes and Practice in the Two Universities; AIDS-Related Stigma and Silence in the Two Universities; Summary and Conclusion
Summary The current HIV and AIDS regime has opened up unknown vistas in intellectual pursuits and knowledge creation. One such newly opened up area of research is studying HIV and AIDS in relation to gender issues. However, owing to the devastating nature of the epidemic, most studies tend to focus on women merely as an ""at risk"" population leaving aside the wider sociological dimensions that pertain to women's sexuality in general, issues of AIDS related stigma and discrimination and how it impacts on women's careers as economic contributors to society. The uniqueness of the present study lies in t
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject AIDS (Disease) in women -- Kenya
Women college teachers -- Diseases -- Kenya
Women college teachers -- Sexual behavior -- Kenya
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- AIDS & HIV.
AIDS (Disease) in women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
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