New PDF release: AIDS, Politics, and Music in South Africa

By Fraser G. McNeill

This e-book deals an unique anthropological method of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa, demonstrating why AIDS interventions within the former place of origin of Venda have failed - and probably even been counterproductive. It does so via a sequence of ethnographic encounters, from kings to condoms, which reveal the ways that biomedical realizing of the virus were rejected via - and included into - neighborhood understandings of healthiness, sickness, intercourse and dying. during the songs of woman initiation, AIDS schooling and wandering minstrels, the booklet argues that tune is vital to realizing how AIDS interventions function. This e-book elucidates a hidden international of which means during which humans sing approximately what they can't speak about, the place educators are blamed for spreading the virus, and within which condoms are frequently notion to reason AIDS. The coverage implications are transparent: African worldviews needs to be taken heavily if AIDS interventions in Africa are to turn into successful.

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