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Title AIDS, culture, and Africa / edited by Douglas A. Feldman
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2008]


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 MELB  362.1969792 Fel/Aca  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 293 pages ; 25 cm
Contents AIDS, culture, and Africa : the anthropological perspective / Douglas A. Feldman -- Confounding conventional wisdom : the Ju/'hoansi and HIV/AIDS / Richard B. Lee and Ida Susser -- Gendered responses to living with AIDS : case studies in Rwanda / Ruth Kornfield and Stella Babalola -- A theory of social proximity : accounting for societal-level behavior change / Kate MacIntyre and Carl Kendall -- Male circumcision in the AIDS era : new relevance of an old topic / Judith E. Brown -- Factors that influence Ivorian women's risk perception of STIs and HIV / Kim Longfield -- Courage, conquest, and condoms : harmful ideologies of masculinity and sexual encounters in Zambia in the time of HIV/AIDS / Anthony Simpson -- Attitudes toward HIV/AIDS among Zambian high school students / Douglas A. Feldman [and others]
Myths of science, myths of sex : homophobia and HIV vulnerability in Namibia / Robert Lorway -- HIV/AIDS prevention : strategies for improving prevention efforts in Africa / Elizabeth Onjoro Meassick -- Tugende Uganda : issues in defining "sex" and "sexual partners" in Africa / Susan McCombie and Ariela Eshel -- HIV/AIDS and the context of polygyny and other marital and sexual unions in Africa : implications for risk assessment and interventions / Teresa Swezey and Michele Teitlebaum -- Gender, poverty, and AIDS risk : case studies from rural Uganda / Charles B. Rwabukwali -- Culture in action : reactions to social responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa / Eleanor Preston-Whyte -- Conclusion : it's not just about AIDS -- the underlying agenda to control HIV in Africa / Douglas A. Feldman
Summary "AIDS, Culture, and Africa examines such key issues as HIV transmission, condom use, sexual patterns, male circumcision, political factors, gender, poverty, and behavioral change. It features the research of those working in different countries in Africa, with different communities within those countries, and with different age, class, religious, and ethnic groups within those communities." "These original, previously unpublished essays serve as a call to arms for anthropologists to enter into the war against AIDS in Africa and address the need for a greater anthropological perspective in the increasingly medicalized and politicized study of the disease. As a whole, they pave the way for a deeper cultural understanding necessary to effectively reverse the catastrophic growth of HIV/AIDS on the continent."--Jacket
Analysis AIDS
AIDS (Disease) Social aspects Africa
Soziokultureller Faktor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- ethnology.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control.
Cultural Characteristics.
Risk Assessment.
Sexual Behavior -- ethnology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Africa South of the Sahara.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Author Feldman, Douglas A.
LC no. 2008020122
ISBN 9780813032535 (alk. paper)
0813032539 (alk. paper)