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Author Mojola, Sanyu A., 1979-

Title Love, Money, and HIV : Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A stubborn disparity -- Consuming women, modernity and HIV risk -- Historical and cultural context -- Love, money and HIV prevention -- School and the production of consuming women -- Gendered economies and the role of ecology in HIV risk -- "To stem HIV in Africa, prevent transmission to young women" -- Epilogue : the magic bullet?
Summary How do modern women in developing countries experience sexuality and love? Drawing on a rich array of interview, ethnographic, and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu A. Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and finances in the context of economic inequality and a devastating HIV epidemic. Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into "consuming women" lies at the heart of women's coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa. -- Publisher's description.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Young women -- Health risk assessment -- Kenya -- Nyanza Province.
Young women -- Sexual behavior -- Kenya -- Nyanza Province.
Young women -- Kenya -- Nyanza Province -- Economic conditions.
Young women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions.
HIV infections -- Sex factors -- Kenya -- Nyanza Province.
HIV infections -- Sex factors -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
AIDS (Disease) -- Risk factors -- Kenya -- Nyanza Province.
AIDS (Disease) -- Risk factors -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
AIDS (Disease) in women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Prevention.
Women consumers -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Attitudes.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520958500 (electronic bk.)
0520958500 (electronic bk.)
9780520280939 (print)