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Strings attached : AIDS and the rise of transnational connections in Africa / edited by Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman and Catrine Shroff.

Beckmann, Nadine, 1976-
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AIDS and the rise of transnational connections in Africa


Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2014.

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xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


First edition.


"This book is the result of the conference 'Sexuality, AIDS and Religion : Transnational Dynamics in Africa,' which was held at Oxford University in September 2011."--Page vii.


Introduction : Strings attached : AIDS and the rise of transnational connections in Africa / Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman, Catrine Shroff and Ruk van Dijk -- Sponsored sexuality, AIDS and tough choices / Christine Obbo -- Hands across the sea : religion, politics, gender and sex, in the US and Africa / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf -- From an activist's point of view : experiencing transnational dynamics among African migrant communities in the UK / Ijeoma Ajibade -- Global moralities, local responses : interpreting sexual morality and social belonging in Uganda / Joanna Sadgrove -- Transnational religious networks encounter community realities : HIV prevention in Zambia / Amy S. Patterson -- Condoms, pills and professional identity : the transnational ART Scale-up Project and Catholic HIV/AIDS counsellors in Uganda / Louise Mubanda Rasmussen -- Contested sexualities and shared concerns : power dynamics in a transnational network of faith-based organisations / Brenda Bartelink and Erik Meinema -- "I don't want to hear" : HIV, AIDS and the power of words in Bushbuckridge, South Africa / Isak Niehaus -- "If you cannot control yourself" : Christian leaders as HIV preventers in Malawi / Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau -- Let's talk about sex : Islam and sexuality in Positive Muslims' "theology of compassion" / Jonas Svensson -- The choice of health : Christian family planning among cosmopolitan educated professionals in time of HIV/AIDS in Botswana / Astrid Bochow -- "Decadent imports", "vile abominations" : transnational discourses on male-male sex and the missionary position in Buganda, 1875-1910 / Lindsay Ehrisman -- Transnational moralities and invisible sexual minorities : human rights discourse and religion in Uganda / Alexandra Müller -- The mode of transmission that dare not speak its name : Islam, AIDS and the public secret of homosexuality in northern Nigeria / Jack Ume Tocco -- Epilogue : The strings, strains and strides of transnational competencies and complex ambiguities / Ruk van Dijk.

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