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AIDS, sex, and culture : global politics and survival in southern Africa

Author: Ida Susser
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ida Susser looks at the AIDS epidemic in Africa in terms of its impact on women. She stitches together broad discussions of global conditions and political and economic shifts with discussion of the experiences of women on the ground in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Susser
ISBN: 9781405155861 1405155868 9781405155878 1405155876
OCLC Number: 244598965
Description: xxiii, 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The culture of science and the feminization of HIV/AIDS --
Imperial moralities and grassroots realities --
The transition to a new South Africa : hope, science, and democracy --
Of Nevirapine and African potatoes : shifts in public discourse --
The difference in pain : infected and affected / by Sibongele Mkhize --
Contested sexualities --
Public spaces of women's autonomy : health activism --
"Where are our condoms?" : Namibia --
Ju/'hoansi women in the age of HIV : an exceptional case --
Changing times, changing strategies : women leaders among the Ju --
"The power of practical thinking" : the role of organic intellectuals --
Conclusions : neoliberalism, gender, and resistance.
Responsibility: Ida Susser ; with a contribution by Sibongile Mkhize.
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