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AIDS, politics, and music in South Africa / Fraser G. McNeill.

  • McNeill, Fraser G., 1977-
Date
2011
  • Books

About this work

Description

"This book offers an original anthropological approach to the AIDS epidemic in South Africa by arguing that music is central to understanding how AIDS interventions operate"--Provided by publisher.

Publication/Creation

New York : Cambridge University Press ; London : International African Institute, 2011.

Physical description

xxv, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-271) and index.

Contents

Introduction: AIDS, politics and music -- The battle for Venda kingship -- A rite to AIDS education? Venda girls' initiation, HIV prevention, and the politics of knowledge -- 'We want a job in the government': motivation and mobility in HIV/AIDS peer education -- 'We sing about what we cannot talk about': biomedical knowledge in stanza -- Guitar songs and sexy women: a folk cosmology of AIDS -- 'Condoms cause AIDS': poison, prevention, and degrees of separation -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: songs on accompanying web site -- Appendix B: 'Zwidzumbe' (secrets) -- Appendix C: AIDS, AIDS, AIDS.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FEJ.162
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9781107009912
  • 110700991X
  • 9781107616516
  • 1107616514