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.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 136 x 218 x 16mm | 1,841.58g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 figures
  • 0745327338
  • 9780745327334

About Tania Boler

Tania Boler is a leading specialist in HIV and Education. Through her work at ActionAid and in the United Nations, she has pioneered seminal research across Africa, Asia and Latin America. David Archer has over twenty years experience working in international aid. He currently heads ActionAid's education team. A prolific writer and activist, David is widely recognised as one of the world's leading experts in international education.show more

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 Notes Indexshow more

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David Archer and Tania Boler have given us a wonderful investigation of the ways and means of fighting the spread of AIDS through the expansion of education: better schooling, enhancement of public knowledge, understanding of science. ... They show that the newest of the perils facing humanity can be powerfully confronted by the oldest of human endeavours. -- Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University.show more

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