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AIDS Sexuality and Gender in Africa : Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia - Carolyn Baylies

AIDS Sexuality and Gender in Africa

Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia

By: Carolyn Baylies (Editor), Janet Bujra (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781841420240
Number Of Pages: 244

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While there is a growing list of publications devoted to the AIDS epidemic, Africa, with two-thirds of the world's cases, still receives scant attention. This book may change the way we think about AIDS and how it is being addressed in Africa and the rest of the world.
The book draws on first-hand research and in-depth investigations carried out by a team of researchers from Britain, Zambia and Tanzania, and focuses on the gendered aspect of the struggle against AIDS.
The authors study the severity of the epidemic and the threat it poses to the population and society in Tanzania and Zambia. They argue that the success of strategies against the spread of AIDS in Africa rests on their recognition of existing gendered power relations and that this success might be enhanced if the strategies are built on existing organisational skills and practices, especially among women. Their conclusions have repercussions for all countries around the world, and especially the rest of Africa.

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'This book is certainly essential reading for all those working in the fields of development, African Studies and Health.' - Social Science and Medicine

List of contributorsp. viii
Series Editor's Prefacep. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Perspectives on gender and AIDS in Africap. 1
Responses to the AIDS epidemic in Tanzania and Zambiap. 25
AIDS in Kapulanga, Mongu: poverty, neglect and gendered patterns of blamep. 59
Sinners and outsiders: the drama of AIDS in Rungwep. 76
AIDS in Kanyama: contested sexual practice and the gendered dynamics of community interventionsp. 95
Target practice: gender and generational struggles in AIDS prevention work in Lushotop. 113
Reconciling individual costs with collective benefits: women organising against AIDS in Mansap. 132
AIDS activism in Dar es Salaam: many struggles; a single goalp. 153
The struggle continues: some conclusionsp. 174
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9781841420240
ISBN-10: 1841420247
Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: UCL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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