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The carnivalesque factor in southern African HIV pandemic

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Abstract: This article discusses the carnivalesque factor in the southern African HIV pandemic. The author hopes to demonstrate the need to move beyond current, gender-based theories of why HIV is so prevalent in southern Africa by arguing for a theory based on the idea of ‘carnivalesque’ culture, which better accounts for the current scientific facts about the epidemic, without discarding the relevance of gender altogether.
Authors: Price, L.
Category: General
End Page: 7
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Volume: 2
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , culture , gender , education
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2010
Region: Southern Africa
Right: © 2010 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 3
Title: The carnivalesque factor in southern African HIV pandemic