AIDS and South Africa: The Social Expression of a Pandemic (Paperback)
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AIDS and South Africa: The Social Expression of a Pandemic (Paperback)

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Paperback 195 Pages / Published: 19/12/2003
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The HIV/AIDS pandemic striking South Africa is of historic proportions. More people are living with AIDS in South Africa than in any other country in the world. Just in the past decade, the life expectancy in South Africa has dropped from 67 to 43 years. The social and economic impact of this disease is hard to overstate. However, what is striking is the paucity of thoughtful, reflective scholarship and writing on the subject. AIDS and South Africa: The Social Expression of a Pandemic addresses the economic, social and cultural impact of HIV/AIDS as it relates to South African society.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403932563
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.


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'In many fundamental ways this volume reflects both the approach and the spirit needed to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. There will not be one solution to the AIDS pandemic. We need to fight this battle on many fronts. We need to understand the politics, both nationally and internationally, that have conditioned the thus far inadequate response to HIV/AIDS. We need to anticipate the economic consequences of the epidemic and to prepare for them. We need to understand individual behaviour, especially of our youth, that puts too many at risk. We need to promote the activism required for change. This volume addresses these critical elements.' - Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus

'Sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists demonstrate the varied social forces that make the spread of Aids so much a part of the environment. Innovative essays suggest the way in which Aids denial is part of the dominant political discourse of the country, while a few examine how HIV/Aids has become an artistic metaphor'. - Anthony Egan, Mail & Guardian Online

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