Love in the Time of AIDS

Love in the Time of AIDS

Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa

eBook - 2010
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In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials, Mark Hunter details the everyday social inequalities that have resulted in untimely deaths. Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This sobering ethnography challenges conventional understandings of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780253004819
0253004810
9780253355331
0253355338
9780253222398
0253222397
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 303 p.) : ill., maps

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