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Academic 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 Details

ISBN: 9780803985889
ISBN-10: 0803985886
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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