Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS : Masculinities and HIV Risk in Zambia (Hardcover)

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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. "Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS" reveals the dangerous fragility of masculinity in many men''s attempts to act out the ideal of the "real man." Simpson looks at their search for meaning, and their response to both prevention and HIV testing campaigns, to suggest how to refigure masculinity and redesign gender relationships.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230613911
SKU 209708581
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230613918
Release Date 4/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0243
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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