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In this intimate, longitudinal study Anthony Simpson analyzes the lives of a group of men who studied together at a Catholic mission school in Zambia and explores how the risk of HIV infection has shaped sexual practices

In this intimate, longitudinal study Anthony Simpson analyzes the lives of a group of men who studied together at a Catholic mission school in Zambia and explores how the risk of HIV infection has shaped sexual practices. Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS r The AIDS epidemic has afflicted Sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately, affecting every aspect of culture and society. In this intimate, longitudinal study Anthony Simpson analyzes the lives of a group of men who studied together at a Catholic mission school in Zambia and explores how the risk of HIV infection has shaped sexual practices.

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classmates were students together at a Zambian boys’ Catholic mission boarding school in the early 1980s. These are not their real names. Why Men and Masculinities Matter in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Early awareness of the uneven gendered impact of the pandemic led to a focus primarily on women’s physiological, economic, social, and cultural vulnerability. Some responses to HIV/AIDS promoted the remedicalization of sexuality (Parker et al. 2000) and individualistic behavioral approaches.

What is currently known is that men who have sex with men experience a heightened vulnerability to HIV for a variety of reasons including alcohol abuse, low levels of education, low economic status and being subjected to discrimination.

The spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa is driven, at least in part, by particular expressions of heterosexual masculinities, especially those that. Published: 1 November 2005. by Informa UK Limited. in Journal of Southern African Studies. Journal of Southern African Studies, Volume 31, pp 569-586; doi:10.

Chapter 4. Masculinity and HIV/AIDS. In the early stages of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, it was primarily men who were. Graham Lindegger and Michael Quayle. infected with HIV, but that trend has now reversed (WHO, 2003). risks of HIV infection are related to this imperative for men to dominate women. see Jewkes, Chapter 3 of this volume), ranging from apparently benign, patriar-. chal decisions such as whether women should undergo HIV testing (WHO, 2003). to male-on-female violence and rape. There has been considerable empirical evidence for the association between.

This ethnography charts the lives of mission-educated men in Zambia and their search for meaning in the AIDS pandemic, as well as their responses to prevention and HIV testing. It also suggests how hegemonic masculinities may begin to be re-figured and gender relationships redesigned.
Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS: Masculinities and HIV Risk in Zambia download epub
Medicine
Author: A. Simpson
ISBN: 0230613918
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009 edition (May 19, 2009)
Pages: 243 pages