AIDS, Sex, and Culture: Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa

AIDS, Sex, and Culture: Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa

Author(s): Ida Susser

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405155861

Online ISBN: 9781444306163

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306163

About this Book

AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author's own extensive ethnographic research.


  • based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa
  • looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs
  • discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana
  • includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family's struggle with AIDS

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