HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa : understanding the implications of culture & context / edited by Jean Baxen, Anders Breidlid
- Researching HIV/AIDS and education in Sub-Saharan Africa : examining -- The gaps and challenges / Jean Baxen and Anders Breidlid -- What questions? HIV/AIDS educational research : beyond more of the same to asking different epistemological questions / Jean Baxen -- HIV/AIDS, cultural constraints, and educational intervention strategies / Anders Breidlid -- School culture, teacher identity, and HIV/AIDS / Bernice Adonis with Jean Baxen -- Examining religious leaders' and traditional healers' responses to HIV/AIDS in a modern community / Aysha Hattas -- Masculinising and feminising identities : factors shaping primary school learners' sexual identity construction in the context of HIV/AIDS / Hilda Rolls -- Performing masculine and feminine identities : sexuality and identity construction among youth in the context of HIV/AIDS / Mamatsoso Matsoso-Makhate with Gerald Wangenge-Ouma -- Grade 10 learners' conceptions of risk of HIV infection in four secondary schools in the Western Cape / Julia Kate Nupen with Gerald Wangenge-Ouma -- Cultural practices, gender, and HIV/AIDS : a study of young women's sexual positioning in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Marit Petersen -- HIV/AIDS educational research: epistemological and methodological implications -- Afterword : towards a hermeneutic understanding of HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Jean Baxen and Anders Breidlid.
- Popular understanding of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is riddled with contradiction and speculation. This is revealed in HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, which explores the various contexts in which debate about HIV/AIDS takes place and examines how the pandemic is perceived by scholars, religious leaders and traditional healers, among others -- in communities in and around South Africa. Using a social theory lens, the book focuses on not only the cultural and contextual practices, but also the methodological and epistemological orientations around HIV/AIDS in education that shape community and individual interpretations of this disease. The book avoids a simplistic approach to the pandemic, by exploring the complex and sometimes contradictory spaces in which HIV/AIDS discourses are negotiated, and thus goes some way to present a more hermeneutic profile of the HIV/AIDS problem. HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is as much about identity construction as it is about HIV/AIDS. The authors recognise the interrelatedness of sex, sexuality, identity and HIV/AIDS in the shaping of individual and collective identities and have thus gone beyond merely asking questions about what people know.
- 9789280811797 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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