The Politics of Prevention

The Politics of Prevention : A Global Crisis in AIDS and Education

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AIDS kills over two million people every year and nearly 33 million people are infected with HIV worldwide. However, HIV prevention has slipped down the international agenda and meaningful attempts to tackle it are hampered by religious ideology and power struggles.

This book brings together stories from around the world that explore and expose the underlying 'politics of prevention' which deny millions of people life-saving education. The larger issues and trends in the global fight against AIDS are also studied, including the rise of the controversial abstinence-only movement in the US, which is now being exported to Africa.

In response to the unfavourable political climate, those worst affected by the crisis are becoming politicised in order to overcome the inertia in the international community and take truly effective action against AIDS.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 10.16mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074532732X
  • 9780745327327
  • 1,329,957

Table of contents

1. The Epidemic Of Prejudice

2. The Impact Of Aids On Education

3. A Crisis In Education

4. The Power Of Prevention

5. Beyond Prevention

6. From Personal To Political

7. Religion Versus Science

8. The Politics Of Aid

9. The Power Of Money

10. Concluding Remarks


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'A wonderful investigation of the ways and means of fighting the spread of AIDS through the expansion of education' -- Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University.
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About Tania Boler

Tania Boler is a leading specialist in HIV and Education. Through her work at ActionAid and UNESCO, she has engaged in groundbreaking research across Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is the co-author of The Politics of Prevention (Pluto, 2008). David Archer has over 25 years experience working in international aid. As ActionAid's Head of Programme Development, and former Head of Education, he is widely recognised as one of the world's leading experts in international education. He is the co-author of The Politics of Prevention (Pluto, 2008).
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