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AIDS : Setting a Feminist Agenda

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"AIDS: Setting a Feminist Agenda" presents an overview of the important issues raised for feminist theory and practice by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and outlines the direction in which feminist debates about the subject are developing. It makes essential links between feminism and HIV/AIDS work, and not only demonstrates that AIDS is a feminist issue, but also suggests areas where feminism is long overdue. The essays discuss medical issues; the specific social and political impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women of colour, lesbians, injecting drug users and prostitute women; and current health educational and health promotional practice as it relates to women. The volume is theoretical and practical - suggesting theoretical models for understanding and challenging the social factors which are conducive to the spread of HIV among women and among men, as well as offering models of good practice for working with and for women.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 19.05mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748401628
  • 9780748401628

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HIV and AIDS - putting women on the global agenda, Lesley Doyal; AIDS - issues for feminism in the UK, Diane Richardson; feminism and the erotics of health promotion, Tasmin Wilton; visible and invisible women in AIDS discourses, Jenny Kitzinger; AIDS as a male disease - implications for women's mental health needs, Sally Dowling; feminists, prostitutes and HIV, Kate Butcher; against all odds - HIV and safer sex education for women with learning difficulties, Michelle McCarthy.show more

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