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HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa

Angela Ndinga-Muvumba (editor) Robyn Pharoah (editor)

ISBN: 9781869141523

Publication Date: Oct 2008

Format: Paperback

Do we know how HIV/AIDS may affect different sectors of society, possibly altering the course set for development? This book presents a multidisciplinary overview of the discourse on HIV/AIDS and explores the concept of human security and the global development agenda.
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We have not yet unravelled how HIV/AIDS is changing South Africa's social fabric, despite the fact that over 5 million South Africans are living with the virus. Do we know how HIV/AIDS may affect different sectors of society, possibly altering the course set for development? Is it possible that the way in which the epidemic is being fought - through health and human rights activism - is adjusting our expectations of justice and equality?This book is a multidisciplinary overview of the discourse on HIV/AIDS and explores the concept of human security and the global development agenda. Contributions are drawn from a diverse group of academics and activists who examine how the epidemic intersects with politics, society, culture and the economy in South Africa, addressing human rights, gender inequality, prisons, the military, the education sector, rural livelihoods and the orphan crisis.

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This book testifies to the exceedingly complex nature of AIDS and, in many ways, re-affirms the notion that the pandemic is indeed a multifarious problem. HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa is critical to all who seek learning and forms a basis for the evolution of new, holistic strategies for addressing the pandemic.' Kondwani Chirambo, Manager, Governance and AIDS Programme, Institute for Democracy in South Africa 'This volume is a refreshingly candid expose of the scale and impact of HIV/AIDS as a major human security menace in post-apartheid South African society. It is essential reading for policy-makers, academics, social activists and development practitioners.' Khabele Matlosa, Research Director, Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA)
Illustrations illustrations
Pages 270
Date Published 30 Oct 2008
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Subject/s AIDS: social aspects  
Angela Ndinga-Muvumba was the head of the project on HIV/AIDS and security issues at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) between 2005 and 2008. Robyn Pharoah is an independent consultant based in Cape Town and has been a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

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