Women and AIDS
Edited by Professor Corinne Squire
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Women and AIDS by Professor Corinne Squire
Book DescriptionAcademic and media discourse on AIDS and HIV has so far tended to ignore women, or, at best, has portrayed them either as transmitters of HIV to male partners and children, or as innocent victims of morally degenerate men. This book challenges such views and looks at the complex realities of women's relationships to HIV and AIDS. Pointing to the development of a feminist psychology of the subject, the book highlights key issues in the following areas: HIV antibody testing of women and its implications for reproductive rights; women's perceptions of HIV 'risk', with particular reference to sexuality and drug use; women's experiences of caring voluntarily and professionally for people living with HIV and AIDS; and representations of women and AIDS in scientific, policy and media debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803985889
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-1993
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 Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London. Her research interests are in HIV and citizenship, popular culture and subjectivities, and narrative theories and methods. Publications include What is Narrative Research? (Centre for Narrative Research, Bloomsbury, 2013), HIV Technologies in International Perspective (with Davis, Palgrave, 2010); HIV in South Africa (Routledge, 2007) and Public Emotions (with 6, Radstone and Treacher, Palgrave, 2006).
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