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
Keywords: Medical Anthropology, AIDS epidemic, anthropology, public health, ethnography, gender, grassroots activism, South Africa, Namibia, Kalahari, San people