March 4, 2017

AIDS, Politics, and Music in South Africa by Fraser G. McNeill

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 doubtless even been counterproductive. It does so via a chain of ethnographic encounters, from kings to condoms, which disclose the ways that biomedical knowing of the virus were rejected through - and included into - neighborhood understandings of overall healthiness, sickness, intercourse and demise. in the course of the songs of woman initiation, AIDS schooling and wandering minstrels, the e-book argues that tune is significant to knowing how AIDS interventions function. This publication elucidates a hidden international of which means during which humans sing approximately what they can't discuss, the place educators are blamed for spreading the virus, and within which condoms are frequently concept to reason AIDS. The coverage implications are transparent: African worldviews has to be taken heavily if AIDS interventions in Africa are to develop into successful.

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