Feminisms, HIV, and AIDS : subverting power, reducing vulnerability
- Tallis, Vicci.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xv, 225 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-215) and index.
- List of Illustrations Foreword-- V.Reddy Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations PART I Making the Case: Why a Feminist Response is Necessary Theories of Power: Feminisms in Action PART II Power over? The Influence of Donors Power with: Mobilizing Around Identity & Issue Power to: Multiple Vulnerabilities. Trafficking, HIV & AIDS in South Asia Power within: Lesbian Sexuality in the Jacob Zuma Rape Trial Power to: Local Action PART III Power as Solution Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Women globally, and especially in sub Saharan Africa, are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Despite an intensified focus on women and girls in an attempt to reduce vulnerability to HIV, there has been little progress made. This is in part because the sophisticated analysis of risk, vulnerability and understanding of the pandemics is not matched by equally sophisticated responses. Male domination, evident at every level of society, fuels the pandemics, and makes women vulnerable. Using feminist understandings of power and domination this book explores the notion of subverting power. Through a series of case studies the notion of negative and positive power is examined; positive power includes power with, power to and power within. Examples of women's resistance individually and collectively using the different types of power are highlighted, showing that women are not powerless and can affect change in their lives.
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- Publication date
- Vicci Tallis.