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Language and HIV/Aids

Author: Christina Higgins; Bonny Norton
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Uffalo [N.Y.] : Multilingual Matters, ©2010.
Series: Critical language and literacy studies.
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Focuses on the role of language in the construction of knowledge about HIV/AIDS in diverse regions of the world. This title draws on various forms of discourse analysis, ethnography, and social semiotics to interpret meaning-making practices in HIV/AIDS education in Australia, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Hong Kong, India, South Africa and Tanzania.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Language and HIV/Aids.
Bristol, UK ; uffalo [N.Y.] : Multilingual Matters, ©2010
(DLC) 2009033460
(OCoLC)430736624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Higgins; Bonny Norton
ISBN: 9781847692214 1847692214
OCLC Number: 593273841
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Lengths of life : stories of being with HIV / William Savage --
Ugandan students' visual representations of health literacies : a focus on HIV/AIDS knowledge / Harriet Mutonyi and Maureen E. Kendrick --
Is it safer to talk about sex in Spanish or English? : performing young adulthood in Oaxaca, Mexico / Ángeles Clemente and Michael J. Higgins --
Safe sex, not so straightforward : intersubjective positioning in gay men's accounts of sexual exposure to HIV / Henrike Körner --
Dangerous dogmas : AIDS, discourse and the rakhel system in India / Noushin Khushrushahi --
Discursive constructions of responsibility in HIV/AIDS prevention : re-entextualization practices in Tanzania / Christina Higgins --
Uganda's ABC program on HIV/AIDS prevention : a discursive site of struggle / Shelley Jones and Bonny Norton --
Learning about AIDS online : identity and expertise on a gay Internet forum / Rodney H. Jones --
Contextualizing local knowledge : reformulations in HIV/AIDS prevention in Burkina Faso / Martina Drescher --
What difference does this make? : studying southern African youth as well as knowledge producers within a new literacy of HIV and AIDS / Claudia Mitchell [and others] --
Articulations of knowing : NGOs and HIV-positive health in India / Mark Finn and Srikant Sarangi --
Signs show the way : reading HIV prevention on the Andaman Islands / Annabelle Mooney.
Series Title: Critical language and literacy studies.
Responsibility: edited by Christina Higgins and Bonny Norton.
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