Today is World AIDS Day and to mark this important day on the international calendar, UKZN Press is offering a 20% discount on a selection of HIV/AIDS related titles throughout December. Find the full list of titles below.
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Religion and HIV and AIDS: Charting the Terrain by Beverley Haddad
This book explores the interface between HIV, AIDS and religion and makes a significant contribution to a growing body of scholarship that recognises the importance of religious engagement with the reality of HIV and AIDS. In many communities, the spiritual narrative is far more compelling than its bio-medical equivalent, making interdisciplinary collaboration crucial. The project that gave birth to this book brought together scholars from the fields of religion and theology and activists from local communities. Its content captures the collaborative character of the book and each chapter is accompanied by a practitioner response. Existing scholarly literature was analysed and interrogated in the context of local community knowledge. The task was to understand what work has been done; and to discern what remains to be done. The book has a strong African focus with local forms of Christianity and Islam featuring prominently.
Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa by Mark Hunter
In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials, Mark Hunter details the everyday social inequalities that have resulted in untimely deaths. Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This sobering ethnography challenges conventional understandings of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Towards Gender Equality: South African Schools during the HIV and AIDS Epidemic edited by Robert Morrell, Debbie Epstein, Elaine Unterhalter, Deevia Bhana, Relebohile Moletsane
Since the democratic elections in 1994, there have been concerted efforts to redress race and gender inequalities in South Africa. Learners and teachers have responded in their own ways to change and this nuanced analysis reveals their struggles to realise gender equality by living gender differently. In distinguishing short-term interventions to change behaviour from institutional approaches, which seek to transform school structures, this book offers a new framework for understanding gender-equality initiatives.
HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa edited by Angela Ndinga-Muvumba, Robyn Pharoah
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 title 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.
Mortal Combat: AIDS Denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirals in South Africa by Nicoli Nattrass
The AIDS pandemic and denialism is an international issue and South Africa is a flash point case study. Mortal Combat is a history of AIDS policy in South Africa. It exposes the strategy and tactics of AIDS denialists and focuses on the struggle for antiretrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to extend the lives of people living with AIDS.
Children of AIDS: Africa’s Orphan Crisis by Emma Guest
This new, fully updated edition of Emma Guest’s acclaimed book explores how the AIDS crisis has devastated the world’s poorest continent, and shows how families, charities and governments are responding to the next wave of the crisis – millions of orphans.
Based on extensive interviews, Guest lets people tell their own stories. The result is a moving and disturbing account of the experiences of orphans, street children, grandparents, charity and social workers and foreign donors across South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.
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- Towards Gender Equality: South African Schools during the HIV and AIDS Epidemic edited by Robert Morrell, Debbie Epstein, Elaine Unterhalter, Deevia Bhana, Relebohile Moletsane
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