HIV in South Africa
Talking About the Big Thing
By (author) Professor Corinne Squire
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HIV in South Africa by Professor Corinne Squire
Book DescriptionWinner of the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2008 Of approximately 37 million HIV positive people in the world, 24.7 million live in sub-Saharan Africa and about 5..5 million in South Africa. Despite its relatively powerful economy and infrastructure, South Africa has been dramatically affected by the HIV pandemic. Using narrative analysis of a three year interview study and textual analysis of political materials, HIV in South Africa examines the impact of HIV on people's everyday lives in the country. Examining the relationship between personal accounts of living with HIV and wider medical, political and religious discourses, the book also highlights the significance of class, race and gender on individuals' experiences. These engaging stories of everyday lives provide an accessible way to connect with HIV as a health and development issue. Fascinating, challenging and constructive, this is an important contribution in an area of great social relevance. The ebook is available free of charge to those with addresses on the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index of Medium and Low Rankings (see http://hdr.undp.org/hdr2006/pdfs/report/HDR_2006_Tables. pdf), who can apply to the following address: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415372107
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Corinne Squire
What is Narrative Research?, Hardback (November 2014)
This pioneering text will present cutting-edge readings of the social sciences through the lens of narrative research.
Lines of Narrative, Paperback (August 2014)
This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US nuclear scientists.
Living with HIV and ARVs, Hardback (November 2013)» View all books by Professor Corinne Squire
This book explores the possibilities and difficulties of living with HIV and ARVs, or antiretroviral treatment, today. It draws on HIV-positive people's stories from both the UK and the South African epidemics and offers a deep understanding of the continuing difficulties of living with HIV and the effective strategies for coping that have evolved.
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Author Biography - Professor Corinne Squire
Corinne Squire is Co-Director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London, UK.
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